Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Samsung Mobile to Supply LTE Handset to MetroPCS

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) will supply an LTE-enabled, multi-mode, CDMA, 4G handset to MetroPCS.

The Samsung SCH-r900 will be one of the first commercially available LTE-enabled, multi-mode, CDMA, 4G handsets in the United States when MetroPCS launches the handset in the second half of 2010. The introduction of the Samsung SCH-r900 is part of Samsung Mobile's collaboration with MetroPCS to deliver advanced LTE handsets, services and infrastructure. Product details were not disclosed.

MetroPCS plans to initially deploy a commercial LTE network in various metropolitan markets, including the Las Vegas metropolitan area where Samsung Mobile LTE network products will be used, in the second half of 2010.

  • In September 2009, MetroPCS also named Ericsson as its infrastructure vendor for the launch of its LTE service.