According to foreign media reports, Samsung announced on Tuesday the launch of new 5g ran device products, which the company said are not only products that fully support open technology, but also fully virtualized products.This means that these products can be mixed with other vendors' devices and can run on any x86 hardware. "Samsung is a loyal supporter of open systems," explains Alok Shah, Samsung's vice president of strategy, marketing and business development. That's what our customers want. "
Alok Shah said samsung's new 5 G RAN products include a virtualization centralized unit (vCU), a virtualization distribution unit (vDU), and a range of rf units (RU). Samsung first virtualized its CU last April and now provides DU. for virtualization, he said Alok Shah said the company had been offering open access to its products for more than a year, noting that this position was AT
Samsung said it would conduct field trials of VDU in the North American market in the second half of this year.
Alok Shah said Samsung's latest product launch highlights the company's continued progress in the global wireless market. In the past few months, Samsung has announced a number of new wireless network supply agreements, including U.S. cellular in the United States, videotron and TELUS in Canada, KDDI in Japan and spark in New Zealand.
The Samsung executive said Samsung has a unique position in the U.S. wireless market because it supports operators to move towards open and virtualized ran and also makes its own 5g chips at a factory in Austin, Texas. This is an important difference. At present, U.S. government officials are increasingly demanding the procurement of 5g equipment manufactured in the United States in accordance with the open ran principle. These principles, driven by the o-ran alliance, are designed to allow operators to mix devices and software from multiple vendors when deploying networks - a breakthrough in traditional network design.
Alok Shah points out that Samsung is not alone, nor is it just selling software. He explained that Samsung has worked with companies such as Qualcomm, HPE, Marvell and Xilinx to develop its base station products. For example, Samsung has reached cooperation agreements with HPE on 5g core network software and edge computing products.
When it comes to the efficiency of the product, it will continue to combine 5g with the product in terms of efficiency.
According to foreign media analysis, such development will undoubtedly exert pressure on Ericsson to further develop its open ran products.
Samsung is currently the third-largest supplier G equipment in the U.S., with AT customers