Samsung to start first large-scale trial of 5G in India

South Korean technology giant Samsung crop on Thursday announced: “With the participation of Department of Technology (DoT), Samsung India will test India’s first largest 5G trial in New Delhi by the end of first half of 2019.”

Addressing the keynote at India Mobile Congress (IMC)2018, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, Young Kim said: “5G will be the key to bring smart factories, smart cities, and smart agriculture to a new, digitalized India.”

“Samsung will pave the way for 5G to unlock the full potential of India together with industry leaders,” he added.

“We are witnessing a rise in adoption of new technologies, inspired by ‘Digital India’ and spurred by the transition to 4G,” he said.

At IMC 2018, Samsung is showcasing how its 5G solutions could enable a variety of 5G-powered business models and scenarios, including 5G home broadband services, smart cities, and smart agriculture.

“Our partnership with Reliance Jio has empowered millions, making their everyday lives better. Our roadmap for 5G showcases our strong commitment to India. We will continue to be a partner in Government of India’s Digital India mission,” said HC Hong, President, and CEO, Samsung Electronics SouthWest Asia.

At IMC 2018, Samsung is showcasing how its 5G solutions could enable a variety of 5G-powered business models and scenarios, including 5G home broadband services, smart cities, and smart agriculture.

The South Korean tech giant is playing a key role in the Indian telecommunications industry since 2012.

“We have built the most advanced 4G LTE network with Reliance Jio,” Kim said, adding that by Diwali this year, this network will reach 99 percent of the population.

“Samsung has been a pioneer in developing 5G solutions using its technology and experience. With its successful development of the first commercial ASIC-based 5G modems and mmWave RFICs, the company has been manufacturing compact-sized 5G radio and router devices and CPEs.” Kim added.