|[September 12, 2017]
Samsung Unveils New Small Cell Portfolio at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017
Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled its new Small Cell
product portfolio for home, enterprise and outdoor service areas to
help expand network coverage and capacity and meet next-generation
communications needs. The new portfolio will include advanced network
technologies using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), Licensed
Assisted Access (LAA), as well as a cloud managed service for deployment
of small cell products.
In addition, the company announced the commercial availability of its
first CBRS products for outdoor deployments for offloading LTE (News - Alert) traffic
via hotspots with compact size and weight. With support for up to two
CBRS carriers, it will enter U.S. operator field trials in Q4 2017, with
expected commercial availability at that time.
Samsung's (News - Alert) Small Cell portfolio will be showcased at Mobile World
Congress (MWC) Americas 2017 at the Samsung Networks booth (South Hall,
Several market forces, from an increasing number of connected devices to
challenging indoor signal penetration, are driving demand for small
cells. Samsung, a pioneer in small cell deployments, is expanding its
portfolio to meet the demand with support for licensed, unlicensed, and
shared spectrum. The portfolio serves three diverse environments-home,
enterprise and outdoor-and uses different spectrum bands including
licensed LTE, CBRS, LAA, as well as Wi-Fi.
"Our small cell portfolio provides operators and enterprises with new
options to address their increasing mobile connectivity needs," said
Imran Akbar, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Enterprise,
Samsung Electronics America. "As demonstrated by our memberships to
prominent industry organizations, such as the Small Cell Forum, CBRS
Alliance and MulteFire
Alliance, as well as our small cell expertise, Samsung is committed
to innovating cost-effective small cell solutions using LTE technology."
The portfolio will enable operators to offload LTE traffic ad enhance
indoor user experiences, while helping create new revenue models with
private LTE networks, which are increasingly popular among enterprises.
The portfolio is comprised of:
CBRS Portfolio: CBRS technology
allows use of up to 150MHz of shared spectrum in the 3.5GHz spectrum.
Samsung's CBRS solutions are designed for indoor use in homes and
enterprises, as well as non-traditional operators, such as cable
operators entering wireless or businesses creating private LTE
networks. The spectrum band also supports compact and high-power
products for outdoor applications.
With support for Wi-Fi
and integrated cellular IoT (CAT-M1) technologies, Samsung's CBRS
products advance smart homes and enhance indoor and outdoor wireless
networks in businesses or public environments. Samsung kicks off CBRS
field trials with U.S. tier one operators in Q4 2017.
LAA Small Cell Solution: LAA
offers operators an efficient and cost-effective approach to
increasing network capacity and speeds by aggregating the 5GHz
unlicensed spectrum with their licensed bands. Samsung's LAA small
cell solution enables the combination of one licensed LTE carrier with
two unlicensed LTE carriers for increased capacity in indoor
environments. Trials for the LAA small cell are expected to take place
in early 2018.
Samsung Cloud Managed Service:
This saves time and money for the operation, management and monitoring
of wireless networks - including a diverse range of small cell and
WLAN products such as LTE, CBRS, LAA and Wi-Fi. It also enables those
who control multiple cellular and Wi-Fi networks to manage them in one
cloud-based platform, greatly simplifying wireless network
CBRS Testing with Federated Wireless
Samsung recently demonstrated its commitment to the commercialization of
small cell solutions for operators and enterprises through
interoperability testing with the Federated
Wireless Spectrum (News - Alert) Controller, which allocates frequency blocks
within the FCC's spectrum-sharing framework for the 3.5GHz band.
"Samsung is a market leader in the small cell space, and this
announcement sends a strong signal to the market about the important
role CBRS shared spectrum platforms will play in wireless deployments
moving forward," said Iyad Tarazi, CEO, Federated Wireless. "The
opportunity that freeing 150 MHz of shared spectrum opens up for
operators and enterprises cannot be overstated, and Samsung offers
customers the ability to take advantage of this opportunity with their
During MWC Americas, Samsung will demonstrate 20MHz carrier in the
3.5GHz band to highlight CBRS' potential. The demo consists of a delay
and interruption-free high-definition video streaming service, enabled
by the CBRS small cell, Samsung's next generation core (vCore), as well
as modified Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones.
For further information on Samsung's Small Cell portfolio, visit here.
Samsung's Network booth at MWC Americas (South Hall, Stand 616) is
available by reservation (contact: email@example.com).
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.
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