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News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson’s strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: “This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it.” Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: “Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality.” About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Straightforward wireless plans that eliminate the confusion of hidden fees are now available. U.S. Cellular® has introduced new Total Plans with No Hidden Fees – no activation fees, no monthly device connection charges, no phone upgrade fees and no data overage fees. And because you can’t get more straightforward than unlimited, consumers and small businesses can now get unlimited data with U.S. Cellular for as low as $40 per line for 4 lines or just $60 per month for a single line with autopay/paperless billing enrollment. “We want to be forthright with customers by knocking out hidden fees once and for all and showing wireless users exactly what they are paying for. Our new plans allow families and small businesses to customize their plans for each individual’s needs, from 2GB of data to unlimited, all with simplified pricing and discounts,” said Grant Leech, vice president of brand management at U.S. Cellular. “We also know that in order to deliver a great wireless experience, we need to have a reliable network that keeps up with the data demands of our customers, so we provide a fast 4G LTE network that works when and where our customers need it.” U.S. Cellular’s new Total Plans with No Hidden Fees include unlimited talk and text with buckets of 2GB, 6GB and unlimited data, and they include family discounts that reward customers when they add additional lines. The data is not shared, so customers can pick the right data amounts for each person on the account. There are no data overage fees, so customers can feel confident that their wireless usage charges will be the same every month. U.S. Cellular’s unlimited offering includes video streaming, hot-spot capability and free calling to Mexico and Canada. These plans are available to new and current customers, and those purchasing new devices can take advantage of the monthly payment option that best meets their needs – from 20, 24 or 30 months. U.S. Cellular’s New Total Plans with No Hidden Fees: Taxes and charges such as USF and RCRF apply. *Auto Pay/Paperless Billing required. Unlimited data plans will stream at standard definition speeds and will automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches 22GB. 2GB and 6GB data plans will stream at high definition speeds and will automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches the plans high-speed allotment. Things we want you to know: Total Plan and Retail Installment Contract for Smartphone and basic phone purchases or Customer Service Agreement with a 2-yr. initial term (subject to a pro-rated $150 early termination fee for modems and hotspot devices and a $350 early termination fee for Tablets) required. Credit approval also required. A Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee (currently $2.02) applies; this is not a tax or gvmt. required charge. Additional charges, taxes, terms, conditions and coverage areas may apply and vary by plan, service and phone. Offers valid at participating locations only and cannot be combined. Kansas Customers: In areas in which U.S. Cellular receives support from the Federal Universal Service Fund, all reasonable requests for service must be met. Unresolved questions concerning services availability can be directed to the Kansas Corporation Commission Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at 1-800-662-0027. Limited time offer. Trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. See uscellular.com or Associate for details. ©2017 U.S. Cellular King Street Wireless, L.P. is partnering with U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular's customers in most of its markets. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, King Street Wireless holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states. King Street is a recognized leader in its community through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com. U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Cellular announced today that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations. Since the program launched in 2015, the company has awarded nearly $900,000 in sponsorship dollars to more than 2,200 school groups and youth sports teams. Beginning today, academic and athletic groups (K-12) within U.S. Cellular’s markets can sign up at www.pearup.com/uscellular to participate in this program and become eligible to receive sponsorship from the company to go towards the needs of their group. “U.S. Cellular is excited to continue supporting local youth organizations through Community Connections. This program rewards groups that provide youth with meaningful experiences and opportunities,” said Grant Leech, vice president of brand management at U.S. Cellular. “As we begin the third year of this program, it is clear that countless deserving organizations exist, and we are proud to be able to have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.” Through the Community Connections program, U.S. Cellular has sponsored thousands of local youth groups, school programs and sports teams, such as little leagues, youth soccer clubs, school dance teams and bands. Once an interested group signs up at the website, they have ten days to generate support from neighbors, friends, family and their community to earn money by completing simple tasks such as following U.S. Cellular on its social channels, watching a video or answering a short survey. This money goes directly to the organization or group, and each group can earn up to $1,000 that can be used towards uniforms, equipment or other program needs. The Community Connections program is a collaboration between U.S. Cellular and Pear, an online platform that connects local brands with local community needs. In addition, in 2016 U.S. Cellular contributed $1.3 million to K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused education programs through its partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council. U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson’s strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: “This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it.” Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: “Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality.” About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson’s strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: “This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it.” Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: “Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality.” About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson's strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: "This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it." Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: "Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality." About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson's strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: "This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it." Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: "Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality." About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson’s strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: “This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it.” Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: “Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality.” About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | December 16, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have successfully completed joint testing of 5G in Madison, Wisconsin, achieving peak throughput of 9Gbps to bring this next-generation network technology one step closer to deployment in North America. Building on a track record of innovation in 5G technology, this trial showcased Ericsson's strength in 5G and serves as an opportunity for further planning to bring 5G services to market. Ericsson installed 5G radios on a tower currently in commercial service by U.S. Cellular. Using 15 GHz spectrum through an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and run under varying environmental conditions to simulate real world use, the tests evaluated a number of new radio access (NX) carrier combinations to verify their benefits to network throughput and performance. The trials achieved peak throughput of 1.5Gbps at a distance of one mile and 9Gbps at a distance of 787 ft. Also tested were radio resource sharing, beamforming, beam tracking, peak throughput and multi-user MIMO, among other measures of radio performance. Michael S. Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular, says: "This latest trial with Ericsson demonstrates incredible 9Gbps speeds in an environment that was close to a real world scenario, and we look forward to collaborating with Ericsson on the development of standards for a healthy 5G ecosystem. We are committed to giving our customers the best experience with the latest technology that can enhance their lives or businesses, and a fast, high-quality network that works whenever and wherever they need it." Rima Qureshi, Head of Region North America, Ericsson, says: "Today marks another important step in our collaboration with U.S. Cellular to bring 5G technology to market in North America. With high speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G promises to significantly enhance end user experience and open new business potential for enterprises and our society. We are pleased to work with U.S. Cellular in their efforts to bring the most advanced networks to the customers and businesses they serve, and these tests prove our capabilities in making 5G a near-future reality." About U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp. For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT


News Article | November 29, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - Award-winning web design and development company Americaneagle.com has announced Kentico Gold partner status. Gold partner status is the highest level of Kentico partnership, reserved for partners that have demonstrated a deep understanding of the Kentico platform and have fulfilled numerous other criteria; to become a Gold partner, they must also have a team of Kentico-certified developers and experience developing Kentico sites. Jessica MacRoberts, Territory Sales Manager - North Central Region at Kentico, commented, "Kentico has been building a partnership with Americaneagle.com for the past 3 years in which they have become a valued Gold partner within our Partner network. They have made it easy to build our partnership by proactively engaging in regular communication, and always being eager to learn how Kentico can provide a solution to their clients. They bring a wealth of knowledge to their clients, which translates to successful project development and deployment." The Kentico platform is a CMS, ecommerce and online marketing platform that is ideal for midmarket and enterprise businesses. Through the Kentico platform, marketers can manage their own content, conduct A/B tests, make use of personalization and marketing automation, and more. Mike Svanascini, Americaneagle.com's President, commented, "With over twenty years' experience in the web industry, we have the expertise and skills necessary to be exceptional Kentico Gold Partners. We are very proud to work with Kentico and look forward to continuing our work creating exceptional online experiences for our customers via the Kentico platform." About Americaneagle.com Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Des Plaines, Illinois. Currently, Americaneagle.com employs approximately 350+ professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. Some of their 7,000+ clients include Komatsu USA, FASTSIGNS, Stuart Weitzman, WeatherTech.com, Chicago Bears, and the American Dental Association. For additional information about Americaneagle.com, visit www.americaneagle.com.

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