Samsung’s 5G RAN solutions offer Comcast new ways to deliver a seamless connectivity experience wherever and whenever Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile customers need it most
Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that Comcast is working with Samsung to provide 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions that can be used in Comcast to enhance 5G connectivity for Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile customers service areas. Samsung will provide 5G RAN solutions for Comcast’s efforts to provide 5G access to residential and commercial customers across the United States over the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and 600MHz spectrum.
Samsung’s 5G RAN products to be deployed include CBRS and 600MHz radios, baseband units, and a newly developed 5G CBRS Strand Small Cell that can be deployed on Comcast’s aerial (ie, strand) lines. With the new compact and lightweight small-cell product, cable operators like Comcast can more easily and cost-effectively deploy 5G cellular connectivity using their existing DOCSIS infrastructure without having to build or purchase additional cellular sites. A blog about Samsung’s new 5G CBRS Strand Small Cell can be found here.
“Our low-capital approach to delivering enhanced 5G connectivity in coverage areas where we have high concentrations of data traffic and cable infrastructure is smart for our business and even better for customers who will benefit from broader coverage and industry-leading speeds and prices. ” said Tom Nagel, SVP of Wireless Strategy at Comcast. “Partnering with Samsung and leveraging their leadership in 5G network innovation will help us seamlessly deliver more next-generation applications and services to our mobile home and business customers.”
“We’re excited to partner with Comcast on their journey to provide their customers with the best possible 5G experiences,” said Mark Louison, executive vice president and head of Networks Business, Samsung Electronics America. “With this partnership, Samsung continues to extend its leadership in wireless technology for commercial 5G rollouts. We look forward to helping Comcast advance its goals of delivering best-in-class 5G wireless services to its Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business customers.”
As the demand for reliable Internet access increases rapidly both inside and outside the home and office, Comcast’s mid-band (CBRS) and low-band (600MHz) spectrum allows the company to leverage its existing Xfinity WiFi network and its Partnered with cellular networks to supplement additional 5G coverage in certain high-traffic areas within its service areas. Comcast and Samsung are conducting field trials of their new 5G network solution and are currently expanding these trials to include Comcast employee testing
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Samsung has pioneered the successful deployment of 5G end-to-end solutions including chipsets, radios and core. Through continuous research and development, Samsung is driving the industry to advance 5G networks with its market-leading product portfolio from RAN and core to private network solutions and AI-powered automation tools. The company currently provides network solutions for mobile operators, providing connectivity to hundreds of millions of users around the world.