Samsung Wins LTE Deployment Contract in the UK
Samsung Electronics announced that it has won a contract to provide LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and 3G/LTE core infrastructure solutions to Hutchison 3G UK (Three). The deployment marks Samsung’s first commercial mobile network roll-out in Europe.
Samsung will deploy LTE base stations, including all associated systems and network support services, across Three’s UK-wide network. Samsung will start this year, moving to full deployment and commercialization in 2013.
The solution will be trailed by Three UK. Its CEO, Dave Dyson said “Three’s customers will start benefiting from this investment in our core network early next year and those benefits will grow further as we deploy new spectrum.” Dyson further added “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.”