Samsung Electronics announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based telecommunications company Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS) to expand private 5G network business in Japan.
Under the agreement, Samsung and Kyocera would implement a dedicated private network to rebuild a manufacturing facility in Japan into a smart factory. The collaborative project would use next-generation cellular technology to open up new business opportunities and develop new enterprises’ value.
The private network would fulfill the full potential of private 5G networks in the facility.
The partnership would provide a market-leading group of private 5G network solutions and services to different businesses. KCCS would offer mobile applications, on-the-ground technical support, and mobile devices for quicker business management and operations.
Samsung’s 5G Network Solutions
Meanwhile, Samsung would furnish its top 5G network solutions, including the RAN for mid-bands, mmWave spectrums, and cloud-based core solutions. Samsung’s solutions would provide the backbone in creating a flexible and reliable private network.
Satoshi Iwao, Samsung’s VP and Network Division Head in Japan, stated that Samsung’s private 5G network portfolio fits into any distribution setting for various businesses. The company also feels excited to work with KCCS as it expands its 5G expertise in Japan. The collaboration with KCCS would demonstrate and verify how 5G could improve businesses in real-world applications.
Kenichi Kurosaki, KCCS Director and General Manager of Telecommunications Engineering Division, said that the company looks forward to a successful partnership with Samsung. Kyocera also hopes to successfully combine Samsung’s 5G technologies and its innovation leadership to its industrial operations.
Samsung Electronics pioneered the flourishing distribution of 5G end-to-end solutions, including chipsets, radio, and core networks, to a cloud-based platform. The company also sustained 5G commercial services in leading markets and industries in Korea and the US. Aside from its current development in Japan, Samsung aims to include Canada and New Zealand in its global expansion.
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