Samsung Unveils First Full Lineup of 5G Commercial Products from Terminals to Network Equipment
MWC 2017 Samsung press conference held in the field Samsung Electronics announced the industry’s first full lineup of 5G commercial products from terminals to network equipment. Commercial products for the first 5G service from RFIC chip to consumer terminal and network communication equipment.
“Samsung Electronics is a comprehensive 5G company”
- Demonstration service from April this year through US Verizon, commercial service in early 2018
Samsung Electronics held a press conference ahead of the opening of the world’s largest mobile telecommunication exhibition ‘MWC 2017‘ at the Palau Congressos the Catalunya in Barcelona on Sunday (April 26) and announced the world’s first full- To the public.
Samsung Electronics introduced a home router (CPE), a base station (5G Radio Base Station), and a next generation core network (Next Generation Core) for 5G service. This is the first time that we have released a full lineup of 5G commercial products from chip sets to terminals and networks rather than individual 5G prototypes.
“Samsung Electronics is a comprehensive ‘5G company‘ with diverse products and technologies, and it connects with various devices to provide a valuable experience for consumers.” Said Tim Baxter, vice president of Samsung Electronics North America, “We will demonstrate what is possible in the future with everything connected based on the full lineup of 5G commercial products.”
1. All products required for 5G service, from core RFIC chips to consumer terminals and network communication equipment.
The 5G product line, released by Samsung Electronics, supports the 28GHz frequency band with terminals and base stations equipped with RFIC core chips.
Users can simply install the 5G terminal in the home or office, and the 5G base station automatically recognizes it and can use high-speed broadband services such as wireless Internet, Voice over IP (VoIP) and Voice over IP .
The 5G base station to be developed by Samsung Electronics is light and small, and it can be easily installed anywhere in a densely populated city center such as a streetlight, a building exterior wall, and can transmit data of up to 10 Gbps to a terminal by utilizing the 28 GHz band.
5G communication network requires more base station construction than 4G LTE communication network due to its frequency band characteristics.
Samsung also unveiled the next-generation network core equipment (NG-Core) that handles resource management and real-time data traffic distribution processing for 5G networks.
Utilizing software-based virtualization technology, flexible network resource management and real-time traffic distribution processing are possible and have high scalability.
In particular, it is designed to be flexible enough to support a variety of 5G services such as 5G fixed wireless services (Fixed Wirelss Access), Internet of Things, and Connected Car, which are expected to be fully commercialized in 2018.
2. Demonstration service from April this year through Verizon in the USA, commercial service plan in early 2018
Samsung Electronics plans to expand its business with various 5G services starting with 5G fixed wireless communication service, which has been attracting attention as the first service model of 5G, using 5G commercial products.
5G fixed wireless communication service is the initial form of 5G communication service, allowing users to enjoy high-speed internet service of up to 1Gbps without installing optical cable in each home and office.
Especially, in countries where the penetration rate of high-speed Internet service is relatively low, it is emerging as an alternative to FTTH technology to bury fiber optic cable.
Samsung Electronics will launch a 5G fixed wireless communication service trial service for general consumers in April from five major cities including Verizon, Washington, DC and New Jersey. Commercial services will be launched in early 2018.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics has been developing next-generation 5G wireless communication technology for about five years and is working with telecommunication companies around the world such as the US, Japan, China, Europe, and Korea.In addition to the products that utilize the announced millimeter wave band, the product lineup that supports the 6GHz band is also planned.