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Next-generation wireless technologies are setting up a promising future that are enabling operators to deliver advanced 5G consumer experiences. The wireless industry is working hard to build technology solutions that help providers deploy 5G powered networks and experiences, but there is one critical component that no vendor or operator can make more of: spectrum. On this episode of Samsung Recalibrate, Kat Robinson, Networks Strategy Manager at Samsung, discusses the value of spectrum to 5G and why there is so much going on in spectrum auctions in the US.
Like other natural resources, spectrum availability has a finite supply and is vital to making successful wireless connections between users and the network. Having the right mix of spectrum is critical in developing cellular systems with a balance in coverage and speed, and C-Band is a valuable part of the equation. With the completion of the US C-Band spectrum auction, a wide variety of companies ranging from wireless and cable providers to vertical-focused industry corporations have now committed to investing more than $81 billion to power next-generation wireless networks.
Although having a variety of spectrum provides flexibility, the need for spectrum within each band also depends on how the operator is planning on using these channels and the cost basis for spectrum access. Samsung offers a portfolio of network solutions that support a broad range of spectrum bands and use cases to maximize spectrum utilization and help operators limit financial risk. New technologies like carrier aggregation and multi-user MIMO with beamforming capabilities are improving speeds and extending coverage for more users and are just a few of Samsung’s innovative solutions that are helping operators deploy future-proof networks.
Listen now to learn more about how Samsung is improving its product portfolio and helping customers create advanced networks that are enabling new and exciting connected experiences.
Networks TechTalk podcast was previously named Recalibrate with Samsung Networks.