U.S. Cellular has granted Samsung Electronics a commercial agreement to provide LTE and 5G network solutions.
According to the recent statement from Samsung. The new agreement sets out the terms under which US Cellular may purchase Samsung’s commercially proven network solutions. While including 5G New Radio (NR) technology, to assist U.S. Cellular to offer the next-generation service.
Furthermore, “We are excited to work with Samsung to extend the innovative 4G LTE and 5G technology to our customers, expanding what is possible in consumer experiences and commercial applications,” said Mike Irizarry, EVP, and CEO of US Cellular, in a press introduction.
Last year, US Cellular, the fifth-largest mobile phone operator in the US. The US announced that it would launch the 5G service in Iowa and Wisconsin during the first part of 2020. It took advantage of Ericsson and Nokia equipment providers for network updates and 5G implementation efforts, including 5G New Radio hardware and software (NR).
Samsung has established a name in the US infrastructure market. UU., Winning 5G network supply offers with companies such as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. T-Mobile has tested some of its equipment but has not made any announcement about adding Samsung to its list of suppliers.
“We look forward to this new collaboration with U.S. Cellular, a key mobile service provider for millions of customers across the United States,” said Mark Louison, senior vice president and general manager of the Samsung Electronics America Network Division.
“As our latest network solutions become a larger part of the US market, we are excited to advance Samsung’s 5G innovation and leadership, and continue our journey in delivering new communications technologies, including 4G LTE and 5G “.
Furthermore, Louison added that Samsung focuses on improving mobile networks worldwide by providing global operators with the best solutions in their class and applying experience gained from regional implementations in India, Japan, Korea, the United States, and other markets.