To boost 5G, Samsung launched its first 5G in New Zealand, introducing a new wave of rich and immersive services to Spark users
Samsung Electronics and Spark New Zealand today announced the launch of a 5G network in Christchurch, the most populous city on the South Island of New Zealand. The launch marks the country’s first new network provider in more than a decade and marks the first Samsung network installation in New Zealand.
Through this collaboration, Samsung and Spark are empowering more users in New Zealand to benefit from lightning-fast and low-latency 5G connectivity, and to help business customers take advantage of innovative services. With technology partners like Samsung, Spark pursues its goal of helping New Zealanders thrive in a digital world by expanding access to 5G to generate new economic, educational and societal benefits.
“We are excited to work with Samsung to launch 5G in central Christchurch, New Zealand, to reach 5G speeds at home through our wireless broadband or on the go with a 5G compatible phone,” said Rajesh Singh, General Manager of Value. Management in Spark New Zealand. Samsung’s tremendous MIMO 5G radio delivers major improvements in productivity and efficiency to Spark.
Spark’s new 5G network is Samsung’s first deployment of the latest 5G RAN solutions in New Zealand, including the company’s massive MIMO radio. Samsung’s massive MIMO radio is one of the lightest and most compact network radios on the market, with a slim design that saves tower space. Using advanced 3D beamforming technology, Samsung’s massive MIMO radio also provides improved capacity and effectively extends network coverage.
“We are excited to work with Spark in building their 5G network. This project in Christchurch marks another milestone in Samsung’s 5G journey,” said MinSu Chu, Managing Director and Director of Samsung Electronics New Zealand. “We have built a strong customer base in New Zealand with our mobile devices, so we are excited to be able to take the next step in developing a reliable, secure 5G network and providing a comprehensive solution.
As 5G deployments gain momentum, Samsung continues to demonstrate its technological and operational expertise in partnership with aspiring operators seeking a seamless 5G transition. Samsung already operates some of the most advanced commercial 5G networks in the world, and the company is now bringing its advanced capabilities and fastest NGN speeds to New Zealand.
Samsung pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions, including chipsets, radio and cores. Through continuous research and development, Samsung is pushing the industry to develop 5G networks with its industry-leading product portfolio that ranges from fully virtualized RAN and Core solutions to private network solutions and IT-based automation tools. The company currently provides access to hundreds of millions of users around the world.
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