MADRID, 22 Jun. (Portaltic/EP) –
Samsung announced this Tuesday the new products and solutions for the 5G era, such as virtualization, public networks and the new generation of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) chips, and has shared his vision of the next generation of communications over the 6G networks, with frequencies up to one terahertz (THz).
Samsung Electronics celebrated its evento digital ‘Samsung Networks: Redefined’, in which it has shared its new products and solutions for 5G connectivity, a technology that currently has 162 operators in 68 countries and more than 300 million 5G subscribers globally.
The company’s network virtualization jobs span from the RAN to the core, facilitating network management and action through software implementations.
Samsung has implemented the first fully virtualized end-to-end commercial 5G network, and recently demonstrated the ability to support multi-gigabit speeds of Massive MIMO radios connected to general-purpose COTS servers, showing how the performance of vRAN technology is now approaching that of custom hardware solutions.
Another recent vRAN achievement is Samsung vCore,built with a cloud-native container architecture, enabling operational automation while ensuring optimized performance, as well as network management solutions such as Samsung Cloud Orchestration and Samsung’s Network Slice Manager.
VISION OF 6G NETWORKS
Samsung claims that it started with 5G before 4G was deployed, and currently is preparing for 6G, the next generation of communication through mixed reality, high-fidelity holograms and digital mirrors.
The South Korean company has recently explored the potential of the Terahertz Spectrum Application (THz) for 6G wireless communications, demonstrating a 140 GHz end-to-end wireless link using a fully digital beamforming solution.
NEW 5G CHIPS
Samsung has used its event to present its new 5G chips, which provide a next-generation experience by increasing energy efficiency and reducing the size of 5G solutions.
The first of the chips is 3rd generation mmWave RFIC, which is an advance over the initial 5G solutions of 2017 and supports 28 GHz and 39 GHz spectra, and will be integrated into the new generation of 5G Compact Macro.
The chip incorporates advanced technology that reduces antenna size by nearly 50 percent, maximizing the interior space of the 5G radio. In addition, it improves power consumption and doubles the power output of the next-generation 5G Compact Macro.
Another novelty are the new second generation 5G SoC (System on Chip) modem that, compared to previous models, will allow Samsung’s next baseband unit to have twice the capacity, while cutting power consumption in half per cell.
Furthermore, by admitting spectra below 6 GHz and mmWave, offers Beamforming and increased energy efficiency for Samsung’s next-generation 5G Compact Macro and Massive MIMO radio, while reducing size.
5G solutions are completed with the DFE-RFIC integrated chip, which combines RFIC and DFE functions for spectra below 6 GHz and mmWave. The chip not only doubles the frequency bandwidth, but also reduces the size and increases the power output.
NEW 5G ANTENNAS
Samsung has completed its catalog of network news with the presentation of a new radio designed to help mobile operators overcome the challenges they face when deploying 5G networks.
The new one One Antenna Radio provides operators with the ability to simplify and accelerate 5G installations by consolidating a Massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) radio of 3.5 GHz with passive low-band and mid-band antennas in a single unit.
The optimized solution uses compact hardware to blend into the township environment, and reduces cabling and hardware elements. It also allows for simplified installation by eliminating the need to separately install and connect radios and multiple antennas, and operators can reduce expenses, including rent and maintenance.