MWC 2018: Samsung 5G Fixed-Wireless Gains FCC Approval

Samsung has announced the U.S. FCC approval of its end-to-end commercial 5G fixed-wireless solution.

MWC 2018: Samsung 5G Fixed-Wireless Gains FCC Approval

At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Samsung announced that its 5G access unit – which is part of its Fixed-Wireless-Access (FWA) 5G solution – has become the first globally to get approved by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The end-to-end system, which includes commercial indoor and outdoor 5G home routers and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), operates over the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum band.

In addition, it includes a next-generation core, 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) involving a radio access unit and virtualized RAN (vRAN), and artificial intelligence-powered 3D radio frequency planning services and tools.

“Our efforts towards advancing this technology will see the light this year, making 5G a reality and opening new territories’ possibilities for consumers, operators, and enterprises,” said Youngky Kim, Samsung Electronics President and Head of Networks.

Meanwhile, Samsung also disclosed that US carrier Verizon has chosen it to partake in its 4G LTE open RAN initiative. This is an initiative through which the companies will work to “increase network efficiencies, advance inter-carrier interoperability, and prepare a path for virtualized RAN and 5G commercialization.”

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