Carolina West Wireless has signed a multi-year deal with Ericsson that will, among other things, allow the carrier to deploy 5G in the region.

Ericsson will provide 3GPP standards-based 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software capabilities to allow Carolina West Wireless to deploy 5G when ready.

The agreement will allow Carolina West to also offer HD voice over LTE, Wi-Fi calling, and expansion and upgrade of the Carolina West Wireless network, as well as more flexible and easy-to-use communication services integrated on multiple devices, that will allow seamless switching between LTE and Wi-Fi. 

Carolina West Wireless and Ericsson are long-time partners.