Nokia to provide 5G technology and software to at least one U.S. carrier

Nokia to provide 5G technology and software to at least one U.S. carrier
The so-called 5G race is more of a marketing thing rather than a consumer-oriented goal. All major carriers in the United States announced they will start to offer 5G services in 2019, but customers will need to buy different smartphones if they want to benefit from blazing fast speeds.

Unfortunately, there are few options when it comes to 5G-enabled smartphones, not to mention that these will be very expensive if bought upfront. U.S. Cellular is one of the carriers that announced a few not so long ago that it will roll out its 5G network in the second half of the year.

Also, the network operator hired Ericsson to modernize its LTE network and upgrade it to 5G. Well, it looks like Ericsson won't be U.S. Cellular's sole provider of 5G equipment. The carrier announced it has signed a five-year 5G network modernization deal with Nokia.

As part of the deal, Nokia will modernize and build out a 5G network for U.S. Cellular across its markets using its own 5G technology, software, and services solutions. U.S. Cellular has yet to announce where exactly it will launch 5G services, but there's still time.

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6 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. Great to see Nokia getting deals to build out 5G networks. They have a lot of experience with network equipment. Hope to see more news like this soon.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No matter what you do calling, browsing, texting etc etc it will always go through a Nokia network device somehow and somewhere!

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. Nokia has been involved in so much many things, for so many years, outside of smartphones. And while they haven't done smartphones for years (despite what some may say), their IP and networking equipment still make it possible for consumers to enjoy smartphones today. They only litigate when entities use their IP without their consent, which is their right to do, and business 101.

5. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup and that includes making salt filled posts talking about business 100 and consent to using another's property.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the owner, operator and chief salt supplier of the salt mines lmao.

3. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia, from phones to network equipment. Glad to see that Nokia has other ventures outside of smartphones that doesn't involve litigation.

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