Samsung has just announced today that it has been selected by huge Japanese telco, KDDI, to provide 5G network solutions for the companies 5G commercial launch.
Samsung will join forces with KDDI to help with the 5G network roll-out before Nokia and Ericsson provide the 5G in March 2020.
Samsung will provide KDDI with the latest 5G network solutions along with radio base stations. This is such a brilliant opportunity as Japan is one of the world’s most densely populated areas. The complex infrastructure and large cities will pose a lot of challenges when it comes to rolling out 5G.
Samsung will ensure that operators receive a seamless and reliable 5G network from day one. This is the perfect way for the company to show off its impressive end-to-end 5G solutions. Although KDDI has selected other companies to provide 5G, Samsung arguably has a more valuable position of offering solutions.
Samsung seems to be quite a few steps ahead of other companies when it comes to 5G. It has already released a series of phones with 5G, and in recent news it even announced plans to create ‘smart hospitals’.
On top of this, Samsung and KDDI have already achieved world-first 5G milestones together. For example, they have both worked together to carry out Japan’s first mmWave outdoor 5G handover test success. And they have partnered on other projects, too, including creating a 5G-powered education showcase at a primary school this year.
Not surprisingly, investors interested in 5G stocks are keen on Samsung 5G at the moment, and it is easy to see why. It is constantly innovating, and this deal with KDDI is further proof of its commitment to 5G.