We can inform you that Nokia Corp. and L.M. Ericsson won T-Mobile USA Inc.'s third-generation network buildout business as the carrier offers its 22 million subscribers greater data throughput via W-CDMA technology. There are no details about their contract wins. Earlier T-Mobile USA announced it expected to spend about $2.6 billion over two to three years in order to upgrade its network to 3G.
Ericsson says it will serve as the "prime radio provider" for W-CDMA 3G services in certain markets, including New York City . Nokia explains that T-Mobile USA will be the first U.S. operator to deploy its modular Flexi W-CDMA base stations.
It is known that the contracts are contingent upon the Federal Communications Commission's award of spectrum, for which T-Mobile USA plunked down $4.2 billion during the recent spectrum auction.