T-Mobile is buying 5G equipments worth $3.5 billion from Nokia

They my think to surpass AT&T in 5G launch


The game of telecommunication is high.  Several telecoms around the world try to bring the latest wireless technologies in their countries, to bring in more customers.  The same case is going on with T-Mobile. One of the biggest telecom carriers in the USA is reportedly buying $3.5 from Nokia.

5G is hyping before its launch. Back in 2017, Nokia tested its 5G technology with Korean telecoms. This delivered tremendous data delivery speed. However, the test was only in Korea so we don’t know when the same is coming to other countries.

Also, note that this is currently the highest deal in the equipment market. There are other competitors around like Huawei and Erricson, trying to lead the market.

But in telecom communications, there is a big problem – Latency. Latency kills your gaming experience to such an extent that you would never use the same network again.  Higher the latency, poorer the gaming experience. Lower the Latency greater gaming experience. And by using 5G technologies, T0Mobile decides to reduce the latency which comes from 4G LTE technology.

The deal is worth approx $3.5 billion. T-Mobile will use the equipment from Nokia to build a 5G network based on 600MHz band and 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum.  These two spectrums are enough to cover broad areas including the larger urban areas.

Above all, recently T-Mobile announced that they will be deploying 5G in 30 cities of the US.

The advantage of 5G over 4G is great – T-Mobile

The advantage of 5G technology is that the mobile phones will use 5G and LTE simultaneously. Previously, any of the 3-Gs till 4G, one mode can be used at a time. this advantage of 5G results in greater data transmission speed, higher than 4G. And this deal with Nokia is the highest grossing deal till date in acquiring 5G technology.

Neville Ray, CTO, T-mobile says :

We are all in on 5G. Every dollar we spend is a 5G dollar, and our agreement with Nokia underscores the kind of investment we’re making to bring customers a mobile, nationwide 5G network.

Source: Engadget