Samsung and AMD collaborate to advance network transformation with vRAN – Samsung Global Newsroom

A new collaboration will provide operators with a wider range of choices to build high-capacity, energy-efficient networks, leveraging Samsung’s vRAN solutions and ecosystem.

Samsung Electronics today announced a new collaboration with AMD to advance 5G virtualized RAN (vRAN) for network transformation. This collaboration represents Samsung’s continued commitment to enrich the vRAN and Open RAN ecosystems. to help operators build and modernize mobile networks with unparalleled flexibility and optimized performance.

The two companies conducted several rounds of testing in Samsung’s laboratory to verify high capacity and telecom-grade performance using FDD bands and TDD Massive MIMO widebands, while significantly reducing power consumption. In this joint collaboration, Samsung used its versatile vRAN software integrated with the new AMD EPYC™ 8004 processors, focused on telecommunications and the intelligent edge. During technical verification, EPYC 8004 processors combined with Samsung’s vRAN solutions provided optimized cellular capacity per server as well as high power efficiency.

“This technical collaboration demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to delivering network flexibility and high performance to service providers by creating a broader vRAN and Open RAN ecosystem,” said Henrik Jansson, vice president and head of SI Business Group , Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung has been at the forefront of harnessing the full potential of 5G vRAN technology to meet growing demand, and we look forward to collaborating with industry leaders like AMD to provide operators with the capabilities needed to transform their networks. »

“By integrating our AMD EPYC processors with Samsung’s leading vRAN solution, operators will have a powerful tool that delivers the incredible power efficiency and balanced performance needed for this environment,” said Lynn Comp, vice president of technical marketing. , server activity at AMD. “It is great to collaborate with Samsung in the area of ​​5G vRAN solutions to leverage our market-leading data center products and address key challenges in the telecom and RAN environment.

Samsung will continue to work with AMD to facilitate the acceleration of vRAN and Open RAN for 5G and drive new innovations for next-generation networks.

Samsung’s vRAN ecosystem

Samsung has made significant progress with its vRAN ecosystem, expanding its collaboration with industry-leading vendors spanning a range of technologies, including: processors, COTS servers, container platforms (CaaS), xHaul transportation and cloud solutions. This strong and growing ecosystem demonstrates Samsung’s leadership in delivering vRAN and Open RAN solutions that are reliable, durable, and meet or exceed telecommunications performance. Samsung has proven its extensive expertise in commercial networks for Tier 1 operators in North America, Europe and Asia.

Samsung has pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions, including chipsets, radios and cores. Through continuous research and development, Samsung is driving the industry to advance 5G networks through its market-leading product portfolio, ranging from vRAN 3.0, Open RAN and Core to private network solutions and security tools. AI-based automation. The company currently provides network solutions to mobile operators that provide connectivity to hundreds of millions of users worldwide.


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