Samsung partners with NEC: Another step towards 5G

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Together, companies to explore new business opportunities in the global market.

NEC Corporation and Samsung Electronics have announced a partnership of joint effort to strengthen their next generation business portfolio including 5G. The partnership combines the best-in-class technology and expertise in 5G, merging NEC and Samsung’s leadership in 5G and IT solutions. It also provides mobile carriers with flexible 5G solutions that are localized for each region with customized services to meet mobile carriers’ demands efficiently.

The companies to focus on growing demands

Since 5G will enable unprecedented services and business models, it is inevitable for mobile carriers to demand customized solutions and flexible network architecture. Through this partnership, both companies will satisfy these growing demands effectively by joining the best forces and capabilities from each company.

The collaboration to strengthen up both the partners

Atsuo Kawamura, Executive Vice President and President of the Network Services Business Unit at NEC Corporation, states, “5G development based on standardization will help to accelerate business transformation throughout global markets.” He added, “As 5G commercialization is just around the corner, we are confident that the partnership with Samsung will continue to solidify our stance as a 5G leader.”

Firms look ahead to serve the best user experience

Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, stated, “5G will unlock the potentials, create new values and push the limits of today’s technology,” he added, “We are excited to announce our joint efforts with NEC to boost 5G end-to-end solution portfolio for the best user experience.”

Samsung has successfully commercialized 5G services across the US and also has been selected by one of the major Korean operators as its 5G vendor. Combined with NEC’s expertise in the IT solution businesses, where it leverages its telecommunication technology, including 5G, both companies will explore new business opportunities in the global market.

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