Showcased recently at Mobile World Congress LA 2019, the S9100 chipset, in combination with Samsung's mmWave RF chipsets, enables an approximate 25 percent reduction in size, weight and power consumption of Samsung base stations, when compared to the previous generation 28GHz base station.
This once again evolves base station innovation to meet market demands, contributing to the creation of smaller, streamlined radio access units that can be easily installed on streetlight poles and building walls, and provide operators a way to speed up 5G network deployments. Our new SoC chipset is integrated within Samsung's latest 5G NR Access Unit for the 28GHz spectrum the industry's first 5G integrated radio unit for mmwave spectrum that eliminates the need for a ‘fronthaul' fiber connection.
Samsung's newest Access Unit demonstrates its commitment to R&D innovation, a notion articulated by in a report by Ovum Research Practice Leader, Daryl Schoolar. According to Schoolar:
"This shows ongoing R&D commitment to the area of 5G infrastructure, an important attribute when it comes to building mobile operator relationships. Operators want vendor partners that will not only deploy 5G but will also be with them throughout the full life cycle of 5G. [Samsung's] 28GHz radio enhancements support this.
Samsung is proud to have Verizon as the first customer of the new 5G NR Access Unit. This unit supports greater capacity than current commercial solutions, with up to 10Gbps data throughput in a 4 transmit and 4 receive (4T4R) antenna configuration. The size, weight, enhanced capacity and power-saving advantages that come with the new 5G NR Access Unit – along with SoC product designs – will help set the stage for carriers to continue accelerating 5G network deployments, and bring their benefits to consumers and businesses alike.