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Ericsson and T-Mobile ink $3.5 billion deal for 5G

Jonathan Shieber
Ericsson and T-Mobile ink $3.5 billion deal for 5G

Ericsson is going to be providing T-Mobile with its latest 5G new radio hardware and 3GPP for a cool $3.5 billion. As it moves from LTE Advanced networks to 5G, T-Mobile said it will use the Ericsson portfolio of products to expand its existing LTE capacity while readying the network for the 5G jump. Included in the deal are Ericsson's digital services like dynamic orchestration, business support systems, and Ericsson cloud core, which will be used to help T-Mobile roll out 5G services to its customers.