Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by Dallas-based wireless carrier MetroPCS Communications Inc. as the supplier of equipment and services to transform its distributed nationwide Evolved Packet Core network. The transformation will enhance key services including high-speed data, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Services for MetroPCS customers across the United States.
This allows MetroPCS to meet the stringent requirements of rapidly evolving next-generation LTE networks, handle high-capacity needs and save costs by consolidating multiple applications on the same platform, all while enhancing the experience for its customers.
Ericsson will serve as the project's prime integrator with responsibility for design, installation and commissioning, and post-launch customer support.
Roger D. Linquist, CEO and Chairman of the Board of MetroPCS, says: "From the launch of our first LTE network and now our new core transformation project, Ericsson has long been a key strategic partner. We value the strength of Ericsson's product and service offerings, as well as its ability to provide fast and reliable rollouts of leading-edge technology."
Angel Ruiz, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: "Ericsson is pleased to support MetroPCS in transforming its network and enabling the delivery of a greatly enhanced customer experience."
The LTE core transformation will be deployed by implementing Ericsson's end-to-end solution, which includes:
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MetroPCS selects Ericsson as primary Microwave backhaul equipment provider:
Ericsson launches its first LTE network in North America:
New MINI-LINK products launched for small cells:
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