Samsung and Cisco partner Orange to trial 5G fixed wireless access in Romania

The three companies will conduct a month-long 5G fixed wireless access trial later this year.
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The three companies will conduct a month-long 5G fixed wireless access trial later this year.
Samsung and Cisco have announced collaboration with France-based telco Orange to conduct 5G fixed wireless access.

Samsung and Cisco have announced collaboration with France-based telco Orange to conduct 5G fixed wireless access.

Samsung Electronics and Cisco have announced collaboration with France-based telco Orange to conduct 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) trial set to begin in the second half of 2018, across multiple homes in Romania.

The trial will be set up as a multi-vendor environment for a month-long period, in Romania where the companies will demonstrate how 5G can complement existing fiber deployments to deliver high-quality, high-speed bandwidth services, the South Korean giant said in a press release.

Samsung and Cisco will work together to supply Romania’s biggest telecom operator with an end-to-end solution to deliver a gigabit-powered experience to trial customers.

The South Korean giant and Cisco will work together to supply Romania’s biggest telecom operator with an end-to-end solution to deliver a gigabit-powered experience to trial customers. The Galaxy maker will provide commercial 5G home routers (indoor and outdoor customer-premises equipment (CPE)), 5G Radio Access Units (RAN) comprised of a compact radio base station and virtualised RAN elements, as well as 5G radio frequency planning services.  Cisco will supply its Cisco Ultra Gateway Platform, delivering a 5G virtual packet core on top of Cisco NFV Infrastructure. The mobile gateway will be deployed with Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) for enhanced throughput and flexibility.

Last week, the Seoul based electronics manufacturer provided 5G tablet for American multinational conglomerate Verizon and KT’s 5G video call to demonstrate next level of 5G innovation. “To bring Giga-speed broadband to more users across Europe, 5G FWA is a promising, fast-to-market and cost-effective option, as well as a viable alternative where fiber deployment is impracticable,” said GY Seo, SVP and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Team, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics.