|[September 12, 2017]
Samsung and Charter to Collaborate on 5G trials in the U.S.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Charter Communications (News - Alert), Inc. today
announced that they are collaborating on 5G and 4G LTE wireless networks
lab and field trials at various locations in the U.S. The trials, which
began this summer, will run through the end of the year.
The 5G trial is evaluating fixed use cases using Samsung's (News - Alert)
pre-commercial 28 GHz (mmWave) system and devices. The 4G trials are
performed at 3.5 GHz (CBRS), utilizing Samsung's combined 4G LTE small
cell technology in an outdoor environment to evaluate mobile use cases.
"We are pleased to collaborate with Samsung on these trials, which
provide Charter better insight into how our advanced, powered, high
speed network-which currently passes 49 million homes and businesses-can
be used to enable 5G services," said Craig Cowden, Senior VP, Wireless
Technology at Charter Communications. "In addition, as we move closer to
the launch of a Spectrum (News - Alert) wireless service in 2018, our work with Samsung
on trials of 4G small cell technology will support our overall wireless
Samsung network equipment and devices offer a path to meet consumer and
business demand for data in an emerging 5G world. Samsung's 5G and 4G
LTE (News - Alert) technologies are expected to be some of the key drivers for the next
wave of mobile application development and Internet of Things (IoT),
connecting billions of devices and accelerating low latency gigabit
speeds for richer experiences. Samsung holds a host of essential patents
related to 5G standards, and recently announced commercial readiness of
its 5G integrated chipset that will enable operators to deploy
high-efficiency, low cost radios in a compact form factor and overcome
high-frequency spectrum coverage challenges.
"As a pioneer in small cell networks technologies, Samsung is excited to
partner with Charter as they evaluate their next-generation 5G and 4G
wireless network technologies," said Mark Louison, SVP and General
Manager, Networks, Samsung Electronics America. "These pojects, with
communications leaders such as Charter, will continue to lay the
foundation for future business models and customer applications that tap
the full potential of both 4G LTE and 5G."
As Charter progresses towards its previously announced Mobile Virtual
Network Operator (MVNO) launch next year, Samsung is one of the
companies chosen to collaborate with Charter to test 4G LTE mobile
service in support of their MVNO wireless strategy. Samsung's 4G LTE
outdoor small cell provides a compact base station that is ideal to hang
on Charter's extensive cable strand asset, due to its small size and low
power consumption. The small cell provides both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi service
over multiple frequencies.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics,
mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of
today's technology and providing consumers and organizations with a
portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment,
Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality,
wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading
content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video,
customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones
and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America's fastest growing home
appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and
follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and
the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides
a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™
video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum
Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and
cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business
organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data
networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services,
and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production
services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information
about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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