Samsung prepares for LTE growth in Africa

November 29, 2012

Devices support high-speed network

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - 29 November 2012 — With the recent introduction of its Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2 mobile devices in South Africa, Samsung is reinforcing its commitment to ensure local users are able to benefit from high-speed LTE data networks.

“Samsung has amongst the world’s most advanced and field-proven LTE product line-up. As South Africa’s mobile networks prepare to roll out these high-end data services to customers, we are excited to offer people the devices capable to benefit from the next step in wireless communication,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung South Africa.

Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the world and is second only to Asia in terms of size. More innovative mobile devices capable of letting people get the most out of their connectivity experience has become critical as manufacturers seek to harness the power from more advanced communication technologies such as LTE.

“With new devices like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2, Samsung is providing consumers with a richer mobile experience. As African mobile operators start to embrace LTE, we want to offer them solutions that are capable of giving their users content and services that were previously not feasible,” adds Fleischer.

Samsung has already deployed and commercialized LTE networks in the United States, South Korea, and Japan.

“This experience provides our network partners and customers with the confidence they need that Samsung is at the leading-edge when it comes to technology innovation and product research and development. LTE will provide Africa with the platform needed to embrace the digital lifestyle across their professional and personal lives,” concludesFleischer.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


CONTACT:
Dr. Michelle Potgieter
Head: Corporate Marketing and Communications
Samsung Electronics SA (Pty.) Ltd.
Tel: +27 11 549 1500
Michelle.po@samsung.com