• Samsung modernizes cloud-based private 5G network solutions on Microsoft Azure.
  • The blend of Samsung’s fully virtualized 5G end-to-end solutions on Azure will bring cloud-based network solutions to industry and operators.

Samsung Electronics declares its collaboration with Microsoft on an end-to-end, cloud-based private 5G network solution. During this agreement, both companies are planning to enhance the virtualization of 5G solutions. The virtualization of 5G solution includes the deployment of Samsung’s virtualized RAN (vRAN), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technologies, and virtualized Core on Microsoft Azure.

The principal aim of the collaboration is to boost innovation that reduces hurdles for deploying private 5G networks in enterprises, including entertainment venues such as stadiums, retail stores, and smart factories. Via a cloud-based approach to the market, the businesses aim to accomplish greater cost efficacies in 5G deployments.

The collaboration

The collaboration between the two companies highlights cloud networks’ primary benefits that can escalate 5G expansion for enterprises and deploy private 5G networks faster. Application of fully virtualized 5G solutions on a cloud platform will allow enormous enhancements in the flexibility and scalability of systems for enterprises and mobile operators.

Wonil Roh, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics, commented, “We’re excited to be working with Microsoft to help enterprises transform the way they operate through next-generation communications.” Further, he added, “Combining Samsung’s virtualized 5G solutions and Microsoft Azure cloud, we look forward to delivering a best-in-class 5G solution that advances opportunities in the private network sector. Through this collaboration, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation in 5G and beyond.”

Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Azure Networking, commented, “Microsoft is pleased to work with Samsung to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in enterprises. The combination of Microsoft Azure and Samsung’s virtualized 5G offerings will enable new solutions and lower the barriers to entry for private 5G networks for our mutual customers across retail, manufacturing, entertainment and many other industries.”

Samsung is an innovator in successfully delivering 5G end-to-end solutions ranging from the core network, chipset, and radio. The company has supported 5G commercial services in the top industries, including the US and Korea, where the majority of 5G subscribers are presently located. The company is also expanding its 5G network in Japan. Additionally, Samsung Electronics is rapidly expanding its footprint in new markets, including New Zealand and Canada.