Samsung Electronics announced that it had bagged private 5G deals from three government agencies and two private institutions in Korea that operate in the energy, safety, water resource management, medical services, and medical education sectors.
According to an official statement, the deals are part of the government’s initiative to advance the country’s private 5G ecosystem by allowing non-telecom companies to build and operate 5G networks using the 4.7GHz and 28GHz (mmWave) frequencies, which are the dedicated frequency bands for private 5G networks in Korea.
“Private 5G networks will enable progressive changes across all industry verticals. Applications like digital twins, autonomous vehicles, AI, and AR are only a glimpse of the plethora of use cases Samsung’s 5G can bring to life,” said Yong Chang, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to help drive the private 5G ecosystem in Korea.”
In the government sector, Samsung said it would provide advanced private 5G network solutions to Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Industrial Complex Corporation, and Korea Water Resources Corporation.
In the private sector, Ewha Woman’s University Mokdong Hospital and the Samsung Medical Center will receive 5G solutions from the Korean company.
Samsung will supply Compact Macro, Compact Core, and radios with 4.7GHz and 28GHz band support.