Samsung wins deal to start KDDI’s 700MHz 5G rollout

1 Apr 2021

South Korean equipment maker Samsung has revealed it has been selected to deliver a 700MHz solution for Japanese mobile operator KDDI, augmenting the latter’s commercial 5G network which already uses frequencies in the 3.7GHz and 28GHz bands. In a press release, Samsung noted the use of 700MHz spectrum ‘will enhance KDDI’s 5G network coverage, improving indoor and outdoor mobile experiences, and provide reliable 5G connectivity to users’. The vendor already supplies its mid-band and mmWave equipment, and with KDDI having set out its stall to launch 700MHz-based 5G services in major urban areas, including train stations, Toshikazu Yokai, executive officer, chief director of Mobile Technology at KDDI, confirmed the company’s aim to achieve ‘90% population coverage, with its 5G network by early 2022’.

Japan, KDDI (au), Samsung