With the help of Citizens Broadband Radio Service and 600MHz spectrum, Samsung will provide 5G RAN solutions for Comcast's efforts to provide 5G access to residential and commercial customers in the US
Samsung Electronics has been engaged by American telecommunications firm Comcast to support the latter’s 5G connectivity efforts with its 5G radio access network (RAN) solutions.
According to the South Korean group, the 5G RAN solutions will be used for boosting 5G connectivity for Xfinity mobile and Comcast business mobile customers in Comcast’s service areas.
With the help of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and 600MHz spectrum, Samsung will provide 5G RAN solutions for Comcast’s efforts to provide 5G access to residential and commercial customers in the US.
Comcast wireless strategy SVP Tom Nagel said: “Our capital-light approach to providing enhanced 5G connectivity in service areas where we have a high concentration of 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.
“Partnering with Samsung and leveraging their leadership in 5G network innovation will help us seamlessly deliver more next-generation applications and services to our consumer and business mobile customers.”
The Samsung 5G RAN products to be supplied include baseband units, radios for CBRS and 600MHz, and a recently developed 5G CBRS Strand Small Cell that can be installed on Comcast’s aerial cable lines.
Samsung said that the new compact and lightweight small cell product will help Comcast to easily and cost-effectively deliver 5G cellular connectivity by utilising their existing DOCSIS infrastructure without having to develop or buy additional cell sites.
Samsung Electronics America executive vice president and networks business head Mark Louison said: “We are excited to collaborate with Comcast on their journey to deliver the most enhanced 5G experiences available to their customers.
“With this partnership, Samsung continues to build on its wireless technology leadership in commercial 5G rollouts. We look forward to helping Comcast advance its goals in delivering best-in-class 5G mobile services for their Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business customers.”
Comcast’s mid-band and low-band spectrum are said to allow the company to expand its existing Xfinity WiFi network and cellular network partnership with additional coverage of 5G in some high-traffic areas within its service regions.
The new 5G network solution is currently undergoing field trials held by Comcast and Samsung.