Samsung Electronics, principal sponsor of the India Mobile Congress 2018 in New Delhi, is providing a glimpse of India’s 5G future with a variety of activities that display its global innovation prowess.
The company is illustrating the many ways that 5G will impact people all over the country, and how it will enhance their lives at homes, stadiums, streets and farms through Samsung’s 5G solutions. Samsung also announced its plan for India’s first large-scale 5G trial, scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2019 in collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
In his keynote speech at the event, Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “Samsung will pave the way for 5G to unlock the full potential of India together with industry leaders.”
“We are witnessing a rise in adoption of new technologies, inspired by ‘Digital India’ and spurred by the transition to 4G’, he said. The event is being attended by VIP dignitaries that include Indian government and industry leaders.
“Our partnership with Reliance Jio has empowered millions, making their everyday lives better. Our roadmap for 5G showcases our strong commitment to India. We will continue to be a partner in Government of India’s Digital India mission,” said HC Hong, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics SouthWest Asia. Leading Disruptive Changes Using 4G in Digital India Since 2012, Samsung has been a key partner of the Indian telecommunications industry. During President Kim’s keynote speech at the IMC, he said that Samsung has successfully built the
world’s largest greenfield and the most advanced 4G LTE networks nationwide by partnering with Reliance Jio.
Kim added that by Diwali, Samsung will have delivered its 4G LTE solutions to 99 percent of the Indian population, equivalent to 1.3 billion people. Samsung has been leading the industry to build the bridge connecting 4G and 5G. Encouraged by its achievements in 4G, Samsung will continue to support India to accelerate its digital transformation and preparations as its 5G future unfolds.
First of its Kind 5G Demo
At IMC 2018, Samsung is showcasing how its 5G solutions can enable a variety of 5G-powered business models and scenarios, including: 5G home broadband services, Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture.
Moreover, Samsung’s 5G Skyship, which was developed in partnership with Korea Telecom, will be flying over the exhibition center to demonstrate first response use cases. Samsung has been a pioneer in developing 5G solutions using its technology and experience. With its successful development of the first commercial ASIC-based 5G modems and mmWave RFICs, the company has been manufacturing compact-sized 5G radio and router devices and CPEs.
Samsung’s years of commitment to R&D investments since 2000 have come to fruition, as the company has been selected by the world’s leading operators such Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and SK Telecom for both 4G and 5G solutions and services. At the root of this achievement are Samsung’s end-to-end solutions spanning network equipment, devices, chipsets and the world’s-first regulatory approval of 5G equipment by the US Federal Communications Commission. Samsung will continue its legacy of 4G LTE to enable digital transformation and provide a seamless path to 5G.