Completes Successful 5G Mobile and Fixed Wireless Tests at Verizon Headquarters
Samsung Continues 5G Development and Standards Advancement for Next Generation Networking Technology
BARCELONA, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 21, 2016 — This week, the Networks division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. concluded a series of successful mobile, fixed wireless and in-building penetration 5G wireless tests delivering multi-gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds at Verizon Headquarters, including live streaming of 360-degree virtual reality content using Samsung Gear VR.
Using Verizon’s FiOS wired network and Samsung’s 5G Hybrid Adaptive Array antenna radio technology, Samsung delivered 5G wireless speeds over mmWave band spectrum in several real-world use cases – including in-building and mobile environments. During the trials, Samsung also exhibited 4K UHD video content transmission over the air while in a moving vehicle using automatic beamforming multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology.
Additionally, Samsung demonstrated the power of a 5G network by successfully streaming live 360 degree virtual reality content in 4K UHD, consisting of 17 independent video feeds, to Samsung Galaxy phones with Samsung Gear VR.
Samsung’s tests were conducted at Verizon’s Basking Ridge, N.J. headquarters as part of the activities associated with the Verizon 5G Technology forum, a group dedicated to the acceleration of 5G requirements, standards and technical innovation. 5G technology is expected to drive the next wave of wireless broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT), connecting billions of devices and accelerating low latency gigabit speeds for richer content and experiences.
“Samsung is pleased to take a leadership role along with Verizon in advancing 5G standards and development,” said Youngky Kim, President and Head of the Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our successful trials in real world scenarios reflects our history of innovation in mobile devices and networks, the strength of our development teams, and our commitment to helping commercial network operators lay a 5G foundation to create the next generation of exciting technologies and services.”
With its 5G Hybrid Adaptive Array antenna technology, Samsung’s tests showcased solutions for delivering stronger, high-quality 5G wireless signals for low latency, high throughput transmission of various data, including the uninterrupted streaming of 4K UHD video content.
“Verizon is committed to driving and accelerating the rate of 5G innovation by working closely with pioneering partners like Samsung,” said Roger Gurnani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect. “The result of Samsung’s technology in our real-world 5G trial proves that we are poised to usher in a new generation of wireless innovation.”
These 5G technologies highlight the strength of Samsung Electronics as a company that combines both infrastructure and device solutions for building future networks, something that few others in the industry can match. The R&D talents and knowledge of engineers in both the mobile communications and network business units combined to deliver this leading edge 5G demonstration. Samsung expects this to be the foundation for delivering successful end-to-end 5G solutions at an industry leading pace.
To read Verizon’s full announcement on the completion of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum’s first round of tests, visit here.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow on Twitter @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, and for the latest news, feature articles and press material, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.
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