February 21, 2020 — Samsung Electronics has announced a commercial agreement with U.S. Cellular for 5G and 4G LTE network solutions. The new agreement establishes terms under which U.S. Cellular can purchase Samsung’s commercially-proven network solutions, including 5G New Radio (NR) technology, to help U.S. Cellular deliver next-generation service.
U.S. Cellular, the fifth largest mobile carrier in the U.S., already delivers 4G LTE services to millions of consumers and businesses. With a focus on providing high levels of customer service, network quality and performance, U.S. Cellular will launch its 5G network to deliver reliable indoor and outdoor service. Samsung will be positioned to help U.S. Cellular continue to build its 5G network using equipment that is compliant with 3GPP 5G NR standards.
“We are excited at the prospect of working with Samsung to extend groundbreaking 4G LTE and 5G technology to our customers, expanding what is possible in consumer experiences and business applications,” said Mike Irizarry, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Cellular.
“We look forward to this new collaboration with U.S. Cellular, a key provider of mobile services to millions of customers across the U.S.,” said Mark Louison, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics America. “As our latest network solutions become a larger part of the U.S. market, we are excited to advance Samsung’s 5G innovation and leadership, and continue our journey in delivering new communications technologies, including 4G LTE and 5G.”
Added Louison: “We are focused on enhancing mobile networks around the world by providing global operators with best-in-class solutions, and applying experience gained from regional deployments in India, Japan, Korea, the U.S., and other markets.”