Samsung’s bid to become a major player in the telecommunications equipment market was boosted by a major contract with US operator Dish Network, which supplies radio access network (RAN) hardware and software to planned 5G networks. rice field.
South Korea’s leading electronics company is open RAN compliant with Dish to meet its goal of covering 20% of the U.S. population with 5G coverage by June 2022 and expanding to 70% by 2023. Provides RAN (vRAN) technology.
Open RAN is a vendor-neutral approach with a standardized design that allows different companies to deliver hardware and software. This should, in theory, increase competition, innovation and flexibility while reducing costs.
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Samsung has traditionally had a limited presence in the telecommunications equipment market, but sees 5G as a major opportunity.
At its core of marketing, unlike other vendors, Samsung is focused resources on 4G, 5G, and 6G rather than legacy technology, and can offer end-to-end offers that combine chipsets, radio, and core. .. We also have a keen interest in Open RAN in collaboration with UK operator Virgin Media O2 and have a contract with another US operator, Verizon Wireless.
“Samsung is excited to take part in this 5G journey with Dish, a pioneer who brings new experiences to homes and businesses across the country, leveraging openness and virtualization at the heart of network evolution. “” Said Mark Luisson, Head of Network Business. Samsung Electronics America.
“Our advanced 5G vRAN and wireless solutions combine phone-grade quality with cloud-based agility, and based on these benefits, enable more customers to experience the full value of commercial 5G OpenRAN. increase.”
Dish, best known for its satellite television business, will be in mobile space after purchasing Spectral Assets and Prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint as a condition of the $ 26 billion merger between the two companies. It is expanding. In 2020.
Competition authorities wanted to ensure that the merger did not reduce the number of major US operators from three to four, and were keen to promote another player.
As part of that transaction, Dish holds an MVNO contract with T-Mobile so it can serve its customers before their own network is ready. Dealing with Samsung and using OpenRAN technology is important for Dish to meet the goals set by the regulatory agency.
John Swieringa, President and Chief Operating Officer of Dish, said: wireless.
“We hope that industry leadership in vRAN and OpenRAN innovation will work with Samsung to help support our vision of providing open, interoperable cloud-based 5G services to consumers and businesses across the United States. looking forward to it.”