T-Mobile is accelerating its LTE network expansion with new 600 MHz spectrum starting in rural America, which is live in Scarborough, Maine today. This milestone is the latest development in the long-term partnership between Ericsson and T-Mobile which includes plans to build a nationwide 5G network in the US that takes full advantage of the extended coverage range of the new 600 MHz spectrum.
Ericsson’s 600 MHz radio solution is enabling T-Mobile to meet an aggressive timetable to start field deployments already this year. The 600 MHz equipment maximizes low-band spectral efficiency and coverage range through advanced MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) capabilities.
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “The US has hit another milestone with the historic rollout of 5G-ready technology in record-breaking time. The work we’re doing with T-Mobile on its low-band spectrum is paving the way for 5G in rural America and nationwide.”
Read the full announcement from T-Mobile here.