Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it will be supplying 5G equipment to Japanese telco NTT Docomo
It is the Korean firm’s first direct supply to the carrier
Samsung has previously supplied 5G equipment to KDDI, Japan’s second largest carrier.
The Korean company will be supplying radio units to NTT Docomo. The carrier has 82 million subscribers as of December. It launched its 5G services in March last year.
“As a leading mobile operator, our goal is to provide our customers the best possible services for creating innovative, fun and exciting experiences and finding solutions to social issues,” said Sadayuki Abeta, general manager at NTT Docomo, said in a statement. “We are excited to collaborate with Samsung for the next phase of 5G Open RAN and accelerate the expansion of our ‘Lightning Speed 5G’ coverage in the nation.”
“We are pleased to be part of Docomo’s 5G networks and look forward to continued collaboration in advancing 5G innovation for their customers,” said Satoshi Iwao, VP at Samsung Japan, said. “Our goal is to leverage Samsung’s technical leadership to bring the best network solutions to mobile operators around the world, so they can deliver the next generation of transformative 5G services and electrifying user experiences.”