Samsung unveils future possibilities at MWC 2017

Unveiling new possibilities for the future of mobile communications, Samsung Electronics showcased a portfolio of its latest network solutions, including 5G, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The new solutions demonstrate Samsung’s comprehensive 5G vision and cloud-based end-to-end portfolio including network virtualization, end-to-end orchestration, in-building, campus solutions and 5G.
“The industry is undergoing many dramatic changes, with people requiring new ways of communicating. Samsung is seeking to maximize users’ experiences by implementing the newest solutions,” says Paulo Ferreira, director of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “Our innovative spirit will extend to the 5G era to enrich people’s lives by making day-to-day tasks easier, simpler and automated.”

5G Solutions
At MWC 2017, Samsung featured its latest advancements in 5G solutions for both mmWave and below 6GHz spectrums. A live demonstration of millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) were held to show a maximum data throughput of 4Gbps delivered to the 5G FWA house. 5G FWA will be a game changer in the entire global broadband market and also act as a catalyst for the mobile 5G era.
Samsung also introduced live 5G video analysis presentations, which shows huge amounts of video information collected in real-time as well as a latency-free analysis of the videos at the Mobile Edge Cloud. With big data emerging as a global sensation, video analysis can be utilised in areas such as crime prevention, shopping mall logistics management and customer purchase pattern analysis.

Network Virtualization
With virtualization carrying a high significance in the 5G space, effective, agile and prompt network operation is a key topic for operators to introduce new business models and applications. At this year’s MWC, Samsung demonstrated its virtualised radio access network (RAN), which will evolve to a Unified RAN, integrating Legacy 4G and 5G together, as well as its automated end-to-end orchestrator. Through cloud network slicing, the adoption and operation of the latest services and applications will be made even easier with the functions of artificial intelligence (AI) embedded, such as big data analytics tools and the video Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Network Capacity Solutions
Samsung showcased its professional solutions, designed to enhance perceived user experience as the mobile data traffic grows exponentially. ‘Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) Quality Monitoring & Analysis (VoMA)’ and ‘CognitiV Data Traffic Monitoring & Analysis (DMA)’ have been built to automatically monitor and optimise mobile data service quality for each individual user. By detecting abnormal situations or traffic congestions at a cell unit, each user can enjoy superior service quality. Samsung’s big data analytics enables all these by making the entire process automated.
Furthermore, Samsung conducted a live demonstration using LTE-Advance Pro technologies on three carrier aggregators, 4×4 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) and 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technologies as well as 5 carrier aggregation using smartphone-type device, reaching 1Gbps speeds.

In-Building and Campus Solutions
As hyper-immersive multimedia services is an important revenue generator, industry leaders are actively discussing ways to accommodate massive data traffic, such as License Assisted Access (LAA), Shared Spectrum (e.g. CBRS), MulteFire and WiFi AP. Samsung introduced the full line-up of smallcells and WiFi Aps at this year’s MWC. These solutions add additional bandwidth to every house and venue regardless of service provider type, ranging from telecom operators, cable service providers and neutral hosts. By connecting to Samsung’s cloud managed services, automatic feature-upgrades and big data analytics-based optimisation and vertical application add-ons, with open application programming interface (API), are made possible.

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