Sprint Selects Samsung Mobile to Deliver Advanced LTE Wireless Network

on Oct 31, 2013

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Dallas, TX - October 30, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S), one of the leading wireless network operators in the U.S., has selected Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) to support the deployment of a leading edge network in the 2.5 GHz spectrum (3GPP Band 41) with Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE-TDD) equipment.

Building on the strong business relationship developed during Sprint’s Network Vision Project, the award confirms Samsung’s global leadership in LTE-TDD network solutions as well as its technological experience through successful launches of both LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD in the US market. Samsung Mobile will provide radio network infrastructure, as well as implementation services, to deliver the next generation mobile broadband LTE network.

"We are honored and proud that Sprint has selected Samsung Mobile to support the implementation of their 2.5GHz LTE-TDD network, following our previous award for the operator's LTE-FDD deployment. This is another proof point for the innovation that Samsung is bringing to the wireless network industry," said Myung-ho Jung, Vice President of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The solution represents the future of advanced network capabilities and will deliver a new level of customer experience."

Consumer demand for more bandwidth and higher throughputs continues unabated, and as operators around the world look to maximize their spectrum assets to best serve their customers. Samsung Mobile’s new radio solution helps address these challenges. Developed to support Sprint’s vast spectrum holdings at 2.5 GHz, a single sector will be capable of delivering 1Gbps throughput, enhancing the consumer experience and opening opportunities for new services in the future.

"We're excited to deliver next generation network performance with our announcement of Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum," said Bob Azzi, Senior Vice President - Network, Sprint. "Samsung is a key partner in deploying our advanced network – not only are they supporting us in building this advanced network, they offer premium smartphones that run on the tri-band spectrum."

Samsung has been committed to LTE-TDD network deployments and commercialization since its launch of LTE-TDD network in Saudi Arabia, followed by a series of large-scale commercial LTE-TDD network deployments in North America and Asia.

Samsung's distinguished LTE solution is backed by key accomplishments over 30 years of experience and leadership in developing and commercializing telecom technologies. Based on field proven experience in LTE technologies, Samsung has successfully partnered with dozens of mobile service providers, helping them to implement the most advanced LTE solutions.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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