US Cellular Launches Second Wave of LTE Service with Nokia Siemens Networks

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Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has successfully launched a LTE network for US Cellular and its partner King Street Wireless in 11 markets covering select cities in Illinois Missouri North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon Tennessee Virginia Washington and West Virginia.

Nokia Siemens Networks was selected by U.S. Cellular for the second wave of the 4G LTE network rollout, providing Radio Access Network (RAN) and Mobile Management Entity (MME) technology.

Previously, Nokia Siemens Networks deployed Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Home Subscriber Services (HSS) in the first wave of the LTE rollout. The installation of the 4G LTE core was included in nine separate markets.

"U.S. Cellular is focused on providing the world's best customer experience and delivering industry-leading innovations. We are building on this commitment by rapidly expanding the 4G LTE network, which currently covers 58 percent of our customers and will reach 87 percent of our customers by the end of this year," said Michael Irizarry, executive vice president and chief technology officer for U.S. Cellular.

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