Tag Archives: Ericsson

T-Mobile and MediaTek partner on first multi-vendor standalone 5G data call

T-Mobile has achieved a few 5G milestones lately with partners like Ericsson and Nokia. Today another achievement was announced, but this one includes a new partner. MediaTek touts that it and T-Mobile have completed the world’s first “5G New Radio (NR) standalone data call in a multi-vendor environment that mirrors actual 5G deployment in T-Mobile’s network.” The companies used a MediaTek 5G M70 Modem. MediaTek also notes that the collab between it and T-Mobile was supported … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes standalone 5G test ahead of launch in 2020

T-Mobile today announced that it’s achieved another 5G milestone. T-Mo has achieved the first standalone end-to-end 5G data session in North America. What’s more, it was the first in the world on a mult-vendor 5G next generation ratio and core network. The data session was completed in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA with help from Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, and MediaTek. Existing 5G networks are non-standalone, meaning that the devices connect to 5G and LTE at … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes low-band 5G data call in the wild

After competing the first low-band 5G data session on a commercial 5G modem in a lab earlier this month, T-Mobile has now taken its testing outside. T-Mobile has completed the first low-band 5G data call on a commercial modem in the field. This test used 600MHz spectrum, which we know T-Mo is planning to use to build out its 5G network, as well as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem and Ericsson radios. T-Mobile CTO Neville … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first low-band 5G data session using Snapdragon X55 modem

T-Mobile, Qualcomm, and Ericsson have teamed up to reach another 5G milestone. The three companies announced today that they’ve achieved the world’s first low-band 5G data session on a commerical 5G modem. The data session was completed on 600MHz spectrum at T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA using a mobile test device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. The test also included an RF transceiver, FR Front-End solution, and commercial 5G radios from Ericsson. “This … [read full article]

T-Mobile hires Ulf Ewaldsson to help with 5G evolution strategy

5G is a major focus for T-Mobile right now, and to help execute on its plans, the carrier has added an industry veteran to its team. Ulf Ewaldsson has been hired at T-Mobile as the new Senior Vice President of Technology Transformation. T-Mo says that Ewaldsson will lead development of T-Mobile’s 5G technology evolution strategy and will report directly to CTO Neville Ray. “Ulf has achieved so many firsts and truly supported the evolution of … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes world’s first 5G data call on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile is starting off 2019 with another 5G milestone. T-Mobile today announced that it’s completed the world’s first 5G data call and video call on 600MHz spectrum. T-Mo teamed up with Intel and Ericsson to conduct the call, which was completed on a live commercial network. Using 600MHz, the three teams generated a 5G signal that can cover more than a thousand square miles from a single tower. T-Mo also completed a tri-band 5G video … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Ericsson reach $3.5 billion deal for 5G hardware and software

After striking a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia earlier this year to help build a 5G network, T-Mobile has now announced a similar deal with Ericsson. T-Mobile and Ericsson have reached a $3.5 billion agreement that’ll see Ericsson supply T-Mo with 5G New Radio (NR) equipment and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Also included in the multi-year deal are Ericsson’s digital services solutions, which include dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Ericsson Expert Analytics to more quickly identify and resolve VoLTE issues

T-Mobile has long placed a focus on Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and now T-Mo is rolling out a new platform to try and improve its VoLTE experience. T-Mobile has deployed Ericsson Expert Analytics, a platform that will gather data from thousands of multi-vendor sources and process all of T-Mo’s nationwide VoLTE calls and data sessions to produce more than 8 billion records every day. With Ericsson’s algorithms, T-Mo will be able to identify VoLTE issues … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Ericsson record speeds of 1.1Gbps in LAA lab demo

Following an announcement earlier this year that T-Mobile had started testing LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on its network, T-Mo has now come out with some details on its latest LAA lab demo. T-Mobile recently teamed up with Ericsson to perform LAA tests in T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. Using 12-layer LAA technology, T-Mobile and Ericsson recorded speeds of 1.1Gbps, making them the first to achieve speeds above 1Gbps on unlicensed spectrum. In addition to … [read full article]

T-Mobile requests FCC permission to conduct 3.5GHz equipment tests

T-Mobile is interested in run some 3.5GHz tests. T-Mobile recently submitted an application for special temporary authority with the FCC, requesting permission to operate in the 3.5GHz band. T-Mo says that it wants to operate in the 3550-3700MHz band “to understand the propagation characteristics and gain a better understanding of new innovative services this band can offer.” In its application, T-Mobile explains that it’ll be working with equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The tests will be conducted … [read full article]