Looks like the simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connectivity are not the only major news that T-Mobile and Nokia have to share.
T-Mobile and Nokia have signed a $ 3.5 billion deal to build a nationwide 5G network. -Mo with its end-to-end 5G technology, software and services, including AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native kernel, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON and 5G Acceleration Services. This is Nokia's largest 5G worldwide deal.  Here's what T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray had to say about this deal:
"We are all at 5G. Every dollar we spend is a 5G dollar and our agreement with Nokia emphasizes the kind of investment we make to bring customers a mobile nationwide 5G network. And together with Sprint we can do it. Much. More. "
And here's Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia:
" Nokia and T-Mobile will promote the extensive distribution of 5G services across the United States, a testament to the company's strong and productive collaboration, which has produced several key milestones of technology in recent months, and now lets us make 5G commercial. "
T -Mobiles 5G networks will use 600MHz and 28GHz mmWave spectrum. It will also be compatible with 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standards. T-Mobile has said it will start distributing 5G coverage in 30 US cities in 2018, including New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas. T-Mo expects to have nationwide 5G coverage by 2020.
When it comes to devices that you'll use to actually access the network, T-Mobile is planning to launch its first 5G smartphone in early 2019. There's no details on which devices they may be or which manufacturer will be behind them.