3 UK Picks Samsung for LTE Network

Samsung selected by 3 UK for LTE RAN and core infrastructure deployment

August 24, 2012

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LONDON -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, an advanced network solution provider, has been selected to provide LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and 3G / LTE core infrastructure solutions to Three, the UK’s leading mobile internet operator. The deployment marks Samsung’s first commercial mobile network roll-out in Europe.

To provide an innovative and market-leading mobile data service, Three UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, is focusing on the development of its LTE network in the United Kingdom using Samsung’s innovative LTE RAN and Core solutions.

As part of the agreement, Samsung will deploy LTE base stations, including all associated systems and network support services, across Three’s UK-wide network. The solution will be trialled by Three UK and Samsung starting this year and moving to full deployment and commercialisation in 2013. “Three’s customers will start benefitting from this investment in our core network early next year and those benefits will grow further as we deploy new spectrum,” said Dave Dyson, CEO of Three UK. “Samsung’s advanced network technology will help us to continue to deliver the most enjoyable smartphone experience. In Samsung’s home market operators are busy turning off 2G. In the UK Three is the only operator without a 2G network which means more and more consumers are choosing the network built for the internet.”

Three UK

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