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KDDI Selects Samsung to Provide 5G Standalone Core for Commercial Network in Japan.

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Japanese operator KDDI has chosen Samsung Electronics (KRX: 005930) to supply its 5G standalone core for its commercial network.

The cloud-native technology will offer improved reliability, lower latency, and 5G-enhanced capabilities to KDDI’s enterprise and consumer customers.

The selection marks a new generation of services and applications that KDDI can offer.

The standalone architecture will enable KDDI to create an independent 5G network essential for high-performance applications such as smart factories, automated vehicles, cloud-based online gaming, and multi-camera live streaming at sporting events.

Samsung’s 5G core also enables KDDI to optimize network slicing, which divides a single physical network into multiple virtual slices, each of which can support specific use cases and applications.

Samsung offers KDDI a broad portfolio of 5G solutions, from the radio access networks to the core.

The two companies have been working together for ten years.

Recent milestones include the first demonstration of Service Level Agreements Assurance Network Slicing in a 5G standalone network and the commercial deployment of Open virtualized RAN sites in Osaka.

Samsung has been a pioneer in providing end-to-end 5G solutions, including chipsets, radios, and core components, and continues to drive the advancement of 5G networks through continuous research and development.

The company provides network solutions for mobile operators worldwide, connecting hundreds of millions of users.

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