Samsung has been working hard to commercialize 5G. It has been creating technology and conducting trials with carriers in major markets in a bid to become a market leader in 5G products and services. At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona today, Samsung announced a complete portfolio of commercial 5G products and solutions.
The products included in Samsung’s end-to-end portfolio of 5G mobile network products and solutions for 2017 include consumer devices for fixed connectivity, a 5G Radio Base Station, Next-Generation Core Network infrastructure, and more. Pre-commercial versions of this equipment is in deployment already in trial networks across the globe.
“With pre-commercial deployment of our 5G products already underway in the US, we’re starting to see some of the earliest evidence of the potential for new and compelling 5G-driven services – it will be exciting to see it evolve as we move forward on our roadmap,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Next Generation Communications Business Team at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung’s 5G Home Router will provide users with direct and easy connectivity to a 5G wireless network with simple placement of the router in a window facing a nearby 5G Radio Base Station. The device will be capable of providing a peak data rate of 1Gbps. It will be user-installable so no complex procedures will be required in order to join the network.
Samsung is testing pre-commercial versions of these products with carriers in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. It’s going to conduct additional trials throughout 2017 to eventually drive the smooth introduction of an entirely new set of data services.