Samsung has entered the Japanese LTE market following a deal with
KDDI, with the South Korean vendor supplying LTE equipment to the
operator. KDDI plans to launch commercial LTE services in 2012. Samsung
aims to introduce its optimised LTE solution for hotspots in dense
user areas that require higher capacity mobile broadband, whilst
simultaneously improving service quality in weak-signal areas.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, an advanced network solutions provider,
today announced its provision of LTE solutions to KDDI, one of Japan’s
largest telecom operators. KDDI and Samsung plan to launch a
commercial LTE service in 2012.
During the past 10 years with the close business relationship based
on shared values, KDDI and Samsung have established the goal to provide
a high-quality of product and service. On the same lines, KDDI and
Samsung intend to provide the best and differentiated LTE service to
consumers as well.
Samsung aims to introduce the industry’s first and the most optimized
LTE solution for hotspots in extremely dense user areas that require
higher capacity mobile broadband, whilst simultaneously improving
service quality in weak-signal areas.
Mr. Youngky Kim, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
Telecommunication Systems Business of Samsung Electronics said, “As a
long-term partner of KDDI, we’re very pleased to support them in
establishing a new chapter of mobile communication in Japan”.
“It’s a cornerstone for today’s achievement that Samsung has always
focused on providing solution for improving operators’ and end-users’
satisfaction since we entered into the telecommunication systems
business. We’ll make constant efforts to provide more countries with
our cutting-edge LTE solutions.” he added.
Through this partnership, Samsung expands its growing success and
global presence within the industry following major LTE successes in
the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
Samsung has cooperated with KDDI to provide commercial CDMA systems
since 2002. Through offering Mobile WiMAX solution to UQ
Communications, an affiliated company of KDDI for mobile broadband
services, Samsung and KDDI has strengthened their strategic partnership
Based on its wide range of field experience in OFDMA technology,
Samsung has successfully won 8 commercial LTE contracts and partnered
with more than 30 global operators. Samsung has a strong position in
the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standardization process
and is one of the most influential network solution providers, chairing
three positions and three vice-chair positions across various working
groups in the 3GPP. Additionally, Samsung owns more than 25% of total
LTE IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) related to OFDMA technology,
demonstrating its advanced levels of innovation in this field.
Samsung started its telecommunication infrastructure business in the
1970s with the development of PABX (Private Automatic Branch Exchange).
By popularizing advanced communication services including paging,
ADSL, CDMA, WCDMA and Mobile WiMAX in South Korea, Samsung has helped
South Korea to grow into an IT powerhouse. In doing so Samsung has
accumulated a wide range of experience and expertise in deploying mobile
solutions in various environments around the globe.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing
approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the
company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual
Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital
Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung
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