5G Network Plans News: T-Mobile Begins Tests On Nokia, Ericsson Phones [VIDEO]
Nokia and Ericsson phones might be coming back with the emergence of 5G networks.
T-mobile seems to be taking the lead with 5G networks, as the carrier has started testing and formulating plans for 5G networks on Nokia and Ericsson phones. With its current initiatives, the consumer-friendly 5G applications might see the light of day within the next few years.
T-Mobile's 5G Initiative
There is no denying that 5G technology is something that everyday consumers should get really excited about. After all, 5G networks are capable of delivering hyper-fast wireless internet speeds to consumers. However, 5G has not really kindled the interest of consumers that much, partly due to the fact that providers such as Verizon and AT&T have not really presented 5G to the market as a relatable innovation in technology.
T-Mobile, however, has opted to take a different path. After the cellular firm announced that its independent 5G tests were already able to reach speeds up to 12 Gbps, chief technology officer Neville Ray announced that the technology's use will revolutionize personal communication like never before.
We will see a transformation of personal communications," Ray said in a statement to Fortune.
Ray further emphasized that 5G technology could be used by everyday consumers through the use of realistic, immersive and timely virtual reality and augmented reality applications. Ray also criticized how other U.S. cellular networks have been presenting 5G to consumers so far, stating that opportunities of the technology are being passed over.
"It's a complete yawner and a bit of a travesty for the industry to talk about that one use case," he said.
Veteran Partners for New Technology
One thing about T-Moblie's 5G initiative that has sparked notable interest among consumers are the companies that the cellular provider is currently partnering with. According to Ray, T-Mobile is currently partnering up with Samsung, Nokia and Ericsson to bring the technology to the mainstream market. While using Samsung's technology is unsurprising, it is Nokia and Ericsson that are quite unique.
Nokia and Ericsson were the leaders of cellular technology back when mobile communications were still in its infancy. Though the companies have stayed away from the spotlight during the smartphone revolution, Nokia and Ericsson have nonetheless stayed as formidable tech firms that are, in more ways than one, capable of introducing a new type of technology to the market.
Thus, T-Mobile's decision to partner with Nokia and Ericsson is most probably a very strategic decision. After all, if there's anything these veterans know best, it is how to introduce new technology to the market.