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Samsung scores its first network infrastructure win in Canada

Samsung has its eyes on a major expansion of its wireless infrastructure business, taking advantage of early success in US and fixed wireless contracts, as well as the uncertainty over the status of Huawei and ZTE in some countries’ 5G plans. Most of its progress so far, however, has been confined to the USA and South Korea, and it was actually removed from Three UK’s next generation network in favor of Huawei. So it has received a welcome boost from a deal with Canadian operator Videotron, which will buy LTE-Advanced and 5G RAN equipment from the Korean vendor. This is Samsung’s first networking win in Canada. As of the end of September 2019, Videotron was serving nearly 1.3m mobile subscribers, and…

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