Samsung, NEC forge 5G partnership

26 Oct 2018

Samsung has announced a new 5G partnership agreement with NEC aimed at exploring new business opportunities in the global market.

The two companies will combine their 5G technologies and capabilities to provide mobile operators with 5G solutions that are localized for each region, and that include customized services and flexible architectures to meet operators' varying needs.

"5G development based on standardization will help to accelerate business transformation throughout global markets,” NEC EVP and president of networks services Atsuo Kawamura said.

"As 5G commercialization is just around the corner, we are confident that the partnership with Samsung will continue to solidify our stance as a 5G leader.”

"5G will unlock the potentials, create new values and push the limits of today’s technology,” added Samsung president and head of networks Youngky Kim.

"We are excited to announce our joint efforts with NEC to boost 5G end-to-end solution portfolio for the best user experience.”

Samsung has meanwhile announced it has extended its agreement to license various Nokia patents for a multi-year period. The existing licensing agreement expires at the end of 2018.

"Samsung is a leader in the smartphone industry and has been a Nokia licensee for many years," Nokia chief legal officer and Nokia Technologies president Maria Varsellona said.

"We are pleased to have reached agreement to extend our license. This agreement demonstrates the strength of our patent portfolio and our leadership in R&D and licensing for cellular standards including 5G."

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