Samsung in partnership with UK telco VMO2 has launched a series of new 4G and 5G sites across the UK.
According to telecoms.com, field trials had been ongoing on the sites in Tamworth and the Peak District following lab tests from last year.
Field trials had commenced at the beginning of this year, and the sites had now been used to complete the first 5G data call on VMO2’s commercial 5G network.
The test demonstrates interoperability between VMO2’s 2G, 3G, and 4G networks and Samsung’s latest 4G and 5G solutions and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing kit.
The President and Chief Executive Officer, Samsung Electronics UK, Francis Chun, said, “Samsung is excited to extend our network collaboration with Virgin Media O2 in the U.K., advancing from lab trials to now delivering 4G and 5G in commercial networks out in the field.
“We look forward to playing a major part in the diversification of the network equipment supply chain in the UK market.”
While the Chief Technology Officer at VMO2, Jeanie York, said, “We are pleased to build on our previous collaboration with Samsung, delivering another 5G milestone in our push to develop Open RAN technologies.
“We will continue our collaborative efforts with Samsung to explore the possibilities of 5G and push the technology further to deliver superior end-user experiences for our customers.”
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