Samsung’s solution enables Sprint LTE-TDD network launch in 2014
Sprint (NYSE: S), one of the leading wireless network operators in the
U.S., has selected Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung
Mobile) to support the deployment of a leading edge network in the 2.5
GHz spectrum (3GPP Band 41) with Long Term Evolution Time Division
Duplex (LTE-TDD) equipment.
Building on the strong business relationship developed during Sprint’s
Network Vision Project, the award confirms Samsung’s global leadership
in LTE-TDD network solutions as well as its technological experience
through successful launches of both LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD in the US
market. Samsung Mobile will provide radio network infrastructure, as
well as implementation services, to deliver the next generation mobile
broadband LTE network.
“We are honored and proud that Sprint has selected Samsung Mobile to
support the implementation of their 2.5 GHz LTE-TDD network, following
our previous award for the operator’s LTE-FDD deployment. This is
another proof point for the innovation that Samsung is bringing to the
wireless network industry,” said Myung-ho Jung, Vice President of
Samsung Telecommunications America. “The solution represents the future
of advanced network capabilities and will deliver a new level of
Consumer demand for more bandwidth and higher throughputs continues
unabated, and as operators around the world look to maximize their
spectrum assets to best serve their customers. Samsung Mobile’s new
radio solution helps address these challenges. Developed to support
Sprint’s vast spectrum holdings at 2.5 GHz, a single sector will be
capable of delivering 1Gbps throughput, enhancing the consumer
experience and opening opportunities for new services in the future.
“We’re excited to deliver next generation network performance with our
announcement of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum,” said Bob Azzi, Senior Vice
President – Network, Sprint. “Samsung is a key partner in deploying our
advanced network – not only are they supporting us in building this
advanced network, they offer premium smartphones that run on the
Samsung has been committed to LTE-TDD network deployments and
commercialization since its launch of LTE-TDD network in Saudi Arabia,
followed by a series of large-scale commercial LTE-TDD network
deployments in North America and Asia.
Samsung’s distinguished LTE solution is backed by key accomplishments
over 30 years of experience and leadership in developing and
commercializing telecom technologies. Based on field proven experience
in LTE technologies, Samsung has successfully partnered with dozens of
mobile service providers, helping them to implement the most advanced
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and
markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other
telecommunications products throughout North America. For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,
smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE
systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8
billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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Source: Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC