February 22, 2000 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Telecommunications America and Sprint Sign Agreement for CDMA Equipment Deployment in Puerto Rico

(DALLAS #February 22, 2000) #Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung), Inc., today announced that Sprint PCS (NYSE:PCS) has awarded Samsung the initial phase of the CDMA infrastructure build-out in Puerto Rico as an award under the Master Supply Agreement the two companies signed in October 1999. Sprint plans to install Samsung# newest CDMA technology, including PicoBTSTM base transceiver stations and base station controllers (BSCs), and plans to begin construction in the second quarter of 2000.

Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung will supply base station subsystems CDMA-based products and services to the Sprint PCS system in Puerto Rico. Winning the phase one CDMA infrastructure business allows Samsung to strengthen its position as a major supplier of cdmaOne infrastructure equipment. This agreement with Sprint PCS, the operator of the nation# largest 100 percent digital, 100 percent PCS network, also shows that Samsung is leveraging its expertise and CDMA leadership to drive the trend toward innovative network solutions and more competition through open IOS (Inter-Operability Specifications) MSC (mobile switching center)/BSC interfaces and protocols.

#e#e pleased to expand our relationship with Samsung to include its infrastructure group, which is well-known throughout the industry for its development in CDMA technology,#said Oliver Valente, vice president of Technology and Advanced Systems Development at Sprint PCS. "In addition, Sprint PCS continues to enjoy the flexibility allowed by the new ability to mix and match different switch and radio equipment vendors products by using the open architecture IOS standard."


The PicoBTSTM provides cellular and PCS operators with an exceptionally compact, high-capacity base station platform that permits maximum deployment flexibility. Samsung is a proponent of open network architecture, and its CDMA system is designed to support cdmaOne, IS-634 and CDG IOS standards.

"We are pleased to expand our strategic partnership with Sprint PCS into our CDMA infrastructure division,#said Jeong Han Kim, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. #amsung and Sprint PCS have forged a solid relationship based on our wireless handset business, and this new venture will allow us to expand our wireless communication capabilities well into the new millennium.#

About Samsung
Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, researches, develops, and markets telecommunications and data communications systems and products throughout North America. STA has four main business groups: Wireless Systems, Wireless Terminals, Networks and Business Communications. For more information visit Samsung# Website at www.samsungtelecom.com.

Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., a $22.8 billion flagship company of the Korean-based Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, which operates in more than 50 countries.


About Sprint PCS
Sprint PCS operates the largest 100 percent digital, 100 percent PCS nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation# metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities across the country. Sprint PCS has licensed PCS coverage of nearly 270 million people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit the Sprint PCS Website at http://www.sprintpcs.com. Sprint PCS is a wholly-owned tracking group of Sprint Corporation trading on the NYSE under the symbol #CS.#

Sprint is a global communications company at the forefront of integrating long distance, local and wireless communications services and one of the world# largest carriers of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States#only nationwide all-digital, fiber optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $17 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 20 million businesses and residential customers.


Welcome to Samsung

Sign up & get 10% off

Sign up and get 10% off your first order of $100 or more! Shop Samsung.com to find the best tech at the best prices and recieve news on our latest technology and exclusive offers.*

*Exclusion apply. Order must be a minimumm of $100 or more. Offer valid only for new Samsung.com customers. Must sign up for emails by 11/12/16. Promo code must be used by 11/19.

Fast, easy checkout with Shop Samsung App
Easy sign-in, Samsung Pay, notifications, and more!
Or continue shopping on Samsung.com
×
The Shop Samsung app
Free standard shipping, exclusive offers and financing options.
GET
×
The Shop Samsung app
Free standard shipping, exclusive offers and financing options.
GET
×

You Are About To Be Redirected To Investor Relations Information for U.S.

Thank you for visiting Samsung U.S. Investor Relations. You will be redirected via a new browser window to the Samsung Global website for U.S. investor relations information.
CANCEL
CONTINUE