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3GPP compliance and dynamic spectrum sharing – Verizon’s next steps

The deployment of millimeter wave 5G networks by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile has been a significant boost to Samsung’s networks business, since the Korean firm has strong expertise in this area. It has leveraged extensive R&D efforts in its homeland and the experiences from the WiMAX market, where it was a leader, to inform its 5G offerings for 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. This has led it into very close cooperation with the operators, especially Verizon, which takes an almost Korean-like approach to procuring its networks, working closely with key vendors and insisting on a large measure of customization to meet its requirements optimally. That was seen in the telco’s development of its own pre-standard 5G network, to enable…

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