Sina Technology News, Beijing time on September 11 morning news, US telecommunications operator AT&T announced on Monday that Samsung, Ericsson and Nokia will supply 5G network equipment. The company also disclosed more details about its 5G network construction, including which cities are deployed and their corresponding spectrum strategies.
Specific to the spectrum, AT&T stated that “millimeter-wave spectrum will be used in some densely populated areas”, but “in other towns and suburbs and rural areas, it is planned to use low-band spectrum deployment 5G”.
The company did not disclose further information on its spectrum plans and supplier selection, such as financial details and how many equipment was purchased from the three major suppliers. However, this statement further indicates that AT&T will continue to promote the deployment of 5G networks this year.
In fact, Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung have dominated the selection of suppliers by top mobile operators in the United States. Verizon also listed the three companies as suppliers, and Sprint will split the orders between the three companies. T-Mobile also has a partnership with Nokia and Ericsson, and specifically mentions Nokia's total order to reach $3.5 billion.
The news indicates that Samsung will continue to enter the US network equipment market. According to Dell'Oro, the company is the third largest supplier of radio access network equipment in the United States, second only to Ericsson and Nokia.
AT&T also announced a CBRS 3.5 GHz deployment plan and will use devices from CommScope and Samsung.
AT&T is preparing to cover 5 other cities in 5G networks this year, including Houston, Jacksonville, Louisville, New Orleans and San Antonio. Prior to this, the company has announced that it will deploy 5G networks in seven cities in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Waco this year.
AT&T added that the company will also push 5G networks to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Nashville, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose early next year.
The company said: “In addition to these 19 cities, we will continue to expand. ”