T-Mobile and Nokia have announced a $ 3.5 billion deal to provide T-Mobile with "complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services." becomes.
"We're all in 5G," commented T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray in the announcement. Nokia will help build T-Mobile's 5G network in both the 600MHz and 28GHz bands of the frequency spectrum to 3GPP's 5G standards for the new radio (NR).
It is an important step on both sides of the agreement. T-Mobile is one of the first major carry providers to publicly announce an investment in 5G hardware. Nokia thus offers an advantage over other 5G network providers such as Ericsson and Huawei, who are looking for new ways to expand the 4G network growth too slow. Plus, it's still a concrete sign that we're finally getting closer to actual 5G networks coming to market in the near future.