Samsung has been working on 5G network solutions for a long time and the company is now pairing up with many network providers in multiple countries. Last week it becomes the world's first company to launch a full-fledged 5G phone that commercially available for consumers in its home ground and now Samsung has announced that it has become the leading 5G solution provider in South Korea.
Samsung today announced, it has delivered the largest share of 5G network solution in Korea, which makes it the leading 5G network vendor in the country. 5G services are now commercially available to consumers and enterprises by all three mobile carriers in 85 cities across the country.
Korean mobile operators have been transmitting 5G signal in Seoul and metropolitan areas since December 1, 2018, using 5G base station radios and 5G solutions provided by Samsung’s Networks Business unit.
Samsung said, "To further expand the 5G network, Samsung has supplied 5G core solutions and more than 53,000 5G radio base stations to Korea’s three operators."
The Korean operators are using Samsung's 5G Massive-MIMO Unit (MMU) radio base station in the 4.5GHz spectrum to rollout their commercial 5G networks. The 5G core solution on all three operators supports both legacy 4G network and 5G services in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, which can be migrated to Standalone (SA) mode through a software update.
Daryl Schoolar, Practice Leader for Service Provider Technologies at Ovum "Samsung’s significant role in helping all three Korean mobile operators roll out their commercial 5G networks gives the vendor significant credibility as it looks to expand its 5G network solutions into other markets around the globe.”