Case Study

UST enhanced American telco with cutting-edge 5G mmWave networks, boosting service and UX

Our client wanted to expand network capacity and boost transmission speeds in 10 dense urban markets. UST designed state-of-the-art 5G networks with mmWave bandwidth for ultra-high-speed capacity in highly populated areas. The 10 quickly-deployed networks greatly improved service quality and user experiences.


This American telecommunications company was founded several decades ago and are now one of the largest cellular service providers in the U.S. With over 2,000 retail stores and almost 150 million customers; the company generates nearly $150 billion annually.


Designing state-of-the-art 5G networks for dense urban locations

To stay ahead of its competition, this tier 1 wireless provider wanted to launch 5G networks in 10 major cities to keep pace with increasing demands for wireless telecom services. To help ensure top-notch network speed, capacity, coverage, and performance in dense urban areas, the company wanted to include 5G high band or millimeter wave (mmWave) bandwidth in the network designs.


Using mmWave bandwidth to provide ultrafast transmission speeds

UST proposed a two-pronged approach to designing the networks. The team created network models for each location using industry-led network planning tools. In tandem, the architecture team also utilized standard radio frequency (RF) planning solutions and in-house, proprietary algorithms to create robust network capacity plans.

The 5G network designs included over 6,000 cell sites with mmWave technology, providing multi-gigabit data transmission speeds with very low latency to boost capacity in dense urban environments. By outsourcing the design project to UST, our telecommunications infrastructure experts provided in-depth expertise about the relatively new use of mmWave frequency ranges in 5G networks and how mmWave bandwidth could help achieve the design goals for 10 Major Cities.


Expanding capacity to stay ahead of competitors

Thanks to the meticulous, state-of-the-art network designs, our client quickly launched the network in 10 major Cities, which provided growth opportunities for the company. The mmWave technology in the network designs greatly improved service quality and user experiences in highly populated areas.