Samsung Electronics has decided to initiate the trials of first 5G broadband network in central London after its successful attempts in South Korea, China and Japan.
The agreement was signed on 24th Feb between Samsung Electronics and Arqiva (the leading broadcasting company in London, licensed to use the 28GHz spectrum across the UK). As per the agreement, the company will host a number of 5G stations.
The company’s CEO, Simon Beresford-Wylie, affirmed that this collaboration will ensure that the enormous potential and benefits of 5G is the perfect alternative to fiber and is a more trustworthy and efficient source to deliver ultra-high speed connectivity to domestic and corporate sectors. This connection will promise 1Gbps with least delay time and super high reliability.
Several attempts were carried out earlier in UK to replace broadband with fixed wireless access (FWA). The most recent failed try was given by Relish, a UK based company, which contracted only 15,000 customers before being taken by Three for £250 million.
Similarly, the South Korean company has announced to work with Verizon on offering 5G access to USA. Reportedly, the trials will take place in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington DC and probably Michigan.
On the other hand, Verizon declared that in the first phase, 5G will be provided to pilot customers- probably in the 11 states/areas of: Ann Arbor, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas and Washington, DC.
The American company commented on the latest update about 5G that their network though supported 4K with fixed wireless access (FWA) equipment, the speed can be increased to over a gigabit per second. However, critics raise fingers as how would it be done effectively.
Samsung is improving on its 5G technology, as it has invested heavily in it and also owns most of the patents in this field. For example, the latest patent that was announced was the commercial readiness of 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) that will be incorporated in the production and commercialization of highly advanced radio access products.