Samsung Ready To Work With Telecom Operators For 5G Rollout In India

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  • Samsung said it would be launching 5G in India once telecom operators are ready to work with the company
  • Samsung has a 5G network in the US as well as in South Korea in both millimetre wave and sub-six-GHz spectrum
  • This news comes at a time when Samsung is already in the headlines for firing 150-odd employees at its telecom networks division and will conclude the entire manpower rationalisation exercise by October

With India readying itself for 5G rollout, South Korean tech giant Samsung said providing secure network is the priority for them, expressing hope of working with various telecom operators to soon launch the fifth-generation cellular network technology in the country.

The Indian market is expected to give Samsung a big opportunity to improve its 5G presence. Samsung said it would be launching 5G in India once telecom operators are ready to work with the company.

June Hee Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Team, Samsung Electronics, told IANS that Samsung is working over the past 10 years on the development of the 5G and the main focus is on how to provide the secure and efficient network. Lee further mentioned that for the same the company is working with different carriers, network providers of various countries across the world.

Going strong on 5G portfolio
Samsung has a 5G network in the US as well as in South Korea in both millimetre wave and sub-six-GHz spectrum.

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The company launched the world’s first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, in early April and has promoted its 5G solutions that can be used in a host of new businesses, including self-driving vehicles, smart factories and Internet of Things.

This news comes at a time when Samsung is already in the headlines for firing 150-odd employees at its telecom networks division and will conclude the entire manpower rationalisation exercise by October. The job cuts have been agreed upon by Samsung’s headquarters in Seoul which now wants to emphasise more on generating profit growth instead of revenue from India.

Now, it’s only a matter of time to observe how the tech giant plans its business model going forward to achieve the desired result.

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