In a statement, Samsung said the 5G RAN solutions can be used to bolster 5G connectivity for Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile customers in Comcast services areas.
Comcast will use Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and 600MHz spectrum to give 5G access to consumer and commercial users in the United States, and Samsung will supply 5G RAN solutions.
Radios for CBRS and 600MHz, baseband units, and a newly created 5G CBRS Strand Small Cell that can be installed on Comcast’s aerial cable lines are among the Samsung 5G RAN items that will be offered. By utilising their current DOCSIS infrastructure and the new small cell product, cable operators like Comcast may more easily and affordably provide 5G cellular connection without having to construct or buy additional cell sites.
“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 a 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,” Comcast SVP of Wireless Strategy Tom Nagel.
Samsung Electronics America Vice President and Head of Networks Business Mark Louison expressed their excitement to collaborate with Comcast in its 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,” Louison said.
Comcast’s mid-band (CBRS) and low-band (600MHz) spectrum allow the company to supplement its current Xfinity WiFi network and cellular network partnership with additional 5G coverage in some high-traffic areas within its service areas as the demand for dependable Internet access inside and outside of the home and office rapidly rises. Comcast and Samsung are carrying out field trials of their new 5G network solutions and are actively expanding the scope of the trials to include Comcast staff members.
According to Samsung, it has spearheaded the successful delivery of 5G end-to-end solutions, including chipsets, radios, and core. With its market-leading product portfolio, which ranges from RAN and Core to private network solutions and AI-powered automation tools, Samsung propels the industry’s advancement of 5G networks through constant research and development. Currently, Samsung offers mobile operators network solutions enabling connectivity for millions of consumers worldwide.