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South Korean Tech Giant Samsung Ready to Work with Telcos for Secure 5G Roll out in India

In addition, 5G could unite more than one million devices per square km, transforming how consumers live, communicate and work by connecting not only smartphones but vehicles, factories, offices and cities as well

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

By Md Waquar Haider

With India readying itself for 5G roll out, South Korean tech giant Samsung on Monday said providing secure network is the priority for them, expressing hope of working with various telecom operators to soon launch the fifth-generation cellular network technology in the country.

The Indian market is expected to give Samsung a big opportunity to improve its 5G presence. Samsung said it would be launching 5G in India once telecom operators are ready to work with the company.

“The company is working over the past 10 years on development of the 5G and the main focus is on how to provide secure and efficient network and for the same we are working with different carriers, network providers of various countries across the world,” June Hee Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Team, Samsung Electronics, told IANS.

Samsung has 5G network in US as well as in South Korea in both millimetre wave and sub six-GHz spectrum.

The company launched the world’s first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, in early April and has promoted its 5G solutions that can be used in a host of new businesses, including self-driving vehicles, smart factories and Internet of Things.

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A banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019. VOA

“The price of a device depends upon the price of components, there are various reasons behind the pricing of 5G devices. The firm is focused on rolling out 5G right now and in future we would work for availability of the quality product in the market with the advancement of technology,” informed Lee.

5G is the fifth-generation cellular network technology, which can boast speeds up to 20 times faster than your current 4G LTE cell phone and has latency as little as one millisecond.

“The availability of 5G is focused on two main principles — the first one is amount of data and second one is the speed. Therefore, it becomes very important to provide both of them in a proper manner,” Lee added.

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With speeds up to roughly 20 times faster than 4G networks, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games, stream 4K video with virtually no lag and enjoy enhanced virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

In addition, 5G could unite more than one million devices per square km, transforming how consumers live, communicate and work by connecting not only smartphones but vehicles, factories, offices and cities as well. (IANS)

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France Expects First 5G Deployment by 2020

As for the remaining zones, operators will be obliged to offer 5G speed of at least 240 megabits per second (Mbps), which is four times the speed of the current 4G service

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"5G is the promise of a better quality of life for all and exceptional opportunities. It will allow to adapt life to our needs," he said. VOA

French telecom regulator Arcep expects the commercial roll-out of the next-generation 5G mobile phone network in the country to commence in 2020, to be followed by large-scale commercialisation a decade later.

“The draft procedure… stipulates that all applicants, regardless of whether or not they have chosen to make optional commitments, will be subject to a series of obligations, particularly with respect to regional coverage,” said Arcep on the launch of its 5G frequency allocation procedure for telecom operators on Monday.

According to Arcep, 5G deployment would be gradual. By the end of 2020, each operator will be required to offer 5G services in at least two French cities. By 2025, there should be 12,000 sites in operation, offering 5G to two-thirds of the country’s population, reported Xinhua news agency.

Around 20-25 per cent of these 12,000, 3.4-3.8 GHz band sites must be located “in sparsely populated areas targeting economic activities, notably manufacturing”. In accordance with the regulator’s plan, operators will be required to “introduce a concomitant mechanism to ensure that non-urban areas will also benefit from these rollouts”.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

As for the remaining zones, operators will be obliged to offer 5G speed of at least 240 megabits per second (Mbps), which is four times the speed of the current 4G service.

“The intermediate targets give operators flexibility in whether to use 4G or 5G technology, provided they meet the speed requirement. By 2030, however, they must be providing 5G services in all of their sites,” Arcep said.

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The telecom regulator noted the frequencies will be allocated for a period of 15 years with a possible five-year extension. Telecom operators have until September 4 to express their comments in a public consultation, according to the statement. “Arcep will then submit its final text to the government in the weeks that follow,” it said. (IANS)