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#268204 5-Mar-2020 08:19
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Just received:

 

 

Samsung Electronics has signed a commercial agreement with Spark New Zealand to take part in building Spark’s 5G network in 2020.

 

Spark, New Zealand’s largest mobile carrier, has been working with Samsung on network innovation, starting with 5G trials in 2019. These trials used Samsung’s 5G end-to-end solutions to test and verify the potential of next generation network technology at Spark Lab. The trials also demonstrated to Spark the high performance of Samsung’s 5G technology along with the possibilities it could bring through higher speeds and lower latency, leading to the commercial agreement.

 

Samsung Networks will provide Spark with its latest 5G New Radio (NR) solutions, including Massive MIMO radios that have a slim design profile, are lightweight for ease of installation, and provide space savings on tower tops. This provides carriers with more flexible, scalable 5G solutions that are simple and cost-effective to deploy, and accelerate commercial 5G availability. Since April 2019, Samsung’s Massive MIMO solution has been commercially proven through nationwide roll-outs led by all three mobile operators in Korea. The solution will also be commercialized in Japan this month.

 

“We are pleased to have Samsung as a 5G vendor for our mobile services, not only are they able to offer us a huge amount of global best practice and network infrastructure knowledge, they can also provide a proven immersive 5G experience for our customers,” said Rajesh Singh, General Manager of Value Management of Spark New Zealand. “One of the main reasons we selected Samsung was their 5G NR solutions which deliver enhanced network capability, high quality connections, and state of the art technology.”

 

“We are excited to begin this collaboration with Spark, which is a big step in bringing the power of 5G to New Zealand,” said WooJune Kim, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are looking forward to helping Spark unlock the future of mobile connectivity, and are ready to support the new level of 5G experiences they will deliver to their customers with our next generation network solution.”

 

Samsung Networks is one of the first companies to successfully deliver 5G end-to-end solutions ranging from chipset, radio, and core to cloud platform for both mid-band (2.5GHz/3.5GHz) and mmWave (28GHz/39GHz) frequencies. The company has been supporting 5G commercial services in leading commercial markets, including Korea and the U.S., where the majority of worldwide 5G subscribers are located currently, and it is supporting the commercial launch of 5G in Japan. In addition, Samsung is further expanding its global footprint rapidly to new markets including Canada and New Zealand.

 





 

 

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#2432909 5-Mar-2020 08:22
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Good move by SparkNZ


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  #2432928 5-Mar-2020 08:56
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Meanwhile Huawei have been shown to the door and asked to politely leave the room. shame. 

 

Samsung are definitely a Tier 2 infrastructure vendor i hope they know what they are doing. 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2432930 5-Mar-2020 09:00
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Excellent news! The faster we get Huawei away from our infrastructure the better.


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  #2432942 5-Mar-2020 09:27
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langi27:

 

Meanwhile Huawei have been shown to the door and asked to politely leave the room. 

 

 

 ....latest 5G New Radio (NR) solutions, including Massive MIMO radios that have a slim design profile, are lightweight for ease of installation, and provide space savings on tower tops.

 

Yip,  all that mentioning of the word "Radio" sounds exactly like the stuff Huawei had pinned their hopes on after being denied the whole pie last time........

 

 


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  #2432970 5-Mar-2020 10:20
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langi27:

 

Samsung are definitely a Tier 2 infrastructure vendor i hope they know what they are doing.

 

 

Fortunately, NZ is a very small but technically advanced market with no international-scale urban concentrations, hence an ideal place for a 'Tier 2' supplier to demonstrate their competence and expand their market visibility.

 

 

 

Looks like the GCSB got their way
[or "got their Huawei"? Sorry :D]


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  #2432974 5-Mar-2020 10:22
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langi27:

 

Meanwhile Huawei have been shown to the door and asked to politely leave the room. shame. 

 

Samsung are definitely a Tier 2 infrastructure vendor i hope they know what they are doing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are quite heavily used in some other areas very sucessfully...

 

 

 

As an avid cellmapper, I'm quite interested in what pramas end up on the sammy gear.





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  #2432985 5-Mar-2020 10:41
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Benjip:

 

Excellent news! The faster we get Huawei away from our infrastructure the better.

 

Huawei leads the world in 5G tech with the best pricing. This bullying by the US against it's allies not to use Huawei is just blatant protectionism. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2432988 5-Mar-2020 10:47
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ajw:

 

Benjip:

 

Excellent news! The faster we get Huawei away from our infrastructure the better.

 

Huawei leads the world in 5G tech with the best pricing. This bullying by the US against it's allies not to use Huawei is just blatant protectionism. 

 

 

Huawei also leads the world in stealing intellectual property. I applaud the GCSB's decision to keep them as far away from the 5G rollout as possible.


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  #2432990 5-Mar-2020 10:54
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ajw:

 

Benjip:

 

Excellent news! The faster we get Huawei away from our infrastructure the better.

 

Huawei leads the world in 5G tech with the best pricing. This bullying by the US against it's allies not to use Huawei is just blatant protectionism. 

 

 

Where is all the evidence. I'm glad the UK stood up to the US and used Huawei for it's fringe 5G networks.

 

 


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  #2433006 5-Mar-2020 11:19
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ajw:

 

Benjip:

 

Excellent news! The faster we get Huawei away from our infrastructure the better.

 

Huawei leads the world in 5G tech with the best pricing. This bullying by the US against it's allies not to use Huawei is just blatant protectionism. 

 

 

But there is no US competitor, why would the US be throwing its weight around for Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung?


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I don't think anyone has adequately explained why Huawai are a huge risk for 5G but were fine for 4G and UFB.

 

What's changed apart from the attitude of the US government?


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  #2433009 5-Mar-2020 11:24
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It's no secret that the US do not like China especially since Trump was elected.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/us/politics/huawei-ban.html


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  #2433017 5-Mar-2020 11:32
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I don't think anyone has adequately explained why Huawai are a huge risk for 5G but were fine for 4G and UFB.

 

What's changed apart from the attitude of the US government?

 

 

Exactly Huawei  equipment has been used by Spark for 4G and 2 degrees for it's 2G, 3G and 4G networks and for UFB.  I note the uninformed don't mention ZTE another chinese telco equipment vendor. 


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  #2433088 5-Mar-2020 12:17
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Anyone seen a Spark PR on this?, its interesting that the news was released by Samsung Corporate

 

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-expands-to-new-zealand-in-5g-networks-deal-with-spark

 

Rather than either jointly, or with a corresponding statement from Spark,

 

 

 

 


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  #2433094 5-Mar-2020 12:27
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Interesting. I wonder what Nokia thinks about that?


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