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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG U+ Signs MOU for Next Generation 5G Technology
Jun 26 15
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that it will partner with LG U+ to jointly develop 5G technology, in a move that will further strengthen both companies. The agreement will also enhance Korea's global leadership in 5G research and help drive the creation of standards for the next major phase of innovation in mobile telecommunications. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing ceremony on June 25, which marks the formal start of the partnership, was attended by almost 100 senior staff from both companies. The event also featured an in-depth discussion of how the two companies will collaborate; as a result, both sides agreed to a shared '5G Readiness Target' for the year 2020. The collaboration will focus on three areas that are of critical strategic importance to 5G's future: 5G global spectrum identification and acquisition: Identifying and acquiring appropriate spectrum for 5G use is a key goal of the partnership, with particular emphasis on high-frequency bands, due to its relatively high availability and potentially enormous data capacity. Given the lack of industry-wide agreement on 5G spectrum, Samsung and LG U+ have identified an urgent need to drive early global standardization. Together, the companies will contribute jointly to efforts to determine the best spectrum - subject to the consensus of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) IMT-2020 group. Samsung Electronics and LG U+ will prepare a collaborative white paper on 5G spectrum standardization and will appear jointly at key industry events to address this issue. As part of their submission for the upcoming World Radio communication Conference, the South Korean telecommunications industry and government have proposed the following six 5G spectrum bands as suitable for global usage: 27 GHz- 29.5 GHz, 31.8 GHz - 33.4 GHz, 37 GHz - 42.5 GHz, 45.5 GHz - 50.2 GHz, 50.4 GHz - 52.6 GHz, and 64 GHz - 74 GHz. 5G technology co-development: to establish a leadership position in 5G, Samsung and LG U+ will collaborate on future research and development. For example, the companies will co-develop Full Dimension Multiple Input Multiple Output (FD-MIMO) antenna technology, in order to deliver 5G's throughput and data capacity potential. Other joint R and D areas will include network architecture design, a review of key network elements and new millimetre wave (mmWave) radio technologies - both for network infrastructure and user devices. Performance targets in this latter area include vastly improved throughput capabilities and smooth service, even at speeds of up to 500 km/h. Lastly, co-development will also focus on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization technologies, with the aim of sharply enhancing end-to-end operational efficiency and flexibility. Advances in these areas are considered essential to drive performance and support the next generation of Internet-of-Things based devices and services. 5G technology global standardization: The partnership will focus not only on the determination of 5G spectrum, but the standardization of 5G technologies as well. To this end, Samsung Electronics and LG U+ will actively participate in several key global standardization bodies, including the ITU's IMT-2020 promotion group and the 5G Forum in Korea. These organizations are important platforms from which Samsung and LG U+ can jointly promote the adoption of 5G spectrum and technology standards. Together, the companies will actively contribute to the advancement of Korea's ICT leadership efforts. As detailed in Samsung's 5G Vision whitepaper, the advent of 5G mobile networks is expected to exponentially increase cellular data throughput capabilities while drastically reducing network latency and operational costs. However, if this potential is to be realized, it will be essential to strike industry partnerships and collaborate during the ongoing development of 5G technology. In addition to LG U+ in South Korea, Samsung has established partnerships with several operators across the world's leading LTE markets, all with the aim of accelerating the R and D of 5G technology. These include collaboration with operators in Japan, Europe, and South Korea. Samsung has also taken an active role in multiple 5G exploratory and standardization organizations, including the previously mentioned ITU's IMT-2020, the World Radio communication Conference, and the 5G Forum in South Korea - as well as the Europe-focused 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP).
Samsung Appoints Tech Data Mobile as Distributor to Distribute Samsung Galaxy Range
Jun 24 15
Tech Data Mobile has been appointed as a distributor by Samsung for the full range of mobile and tablet devices. The agreement means that mobile dealers and resellers can make full use of Tech Datas advanced logistics and stock holding capabilities to maximize their opportunities with this range of Android products. With immediate effect, the full Samsung Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets will be available through Tech Data Mobile, alongside buy-back and trade-in, finance and extended warranty options, and flexible airtime contracts. The appointment strengthens Tech Data Mobiles over-all product portfolio and establishes Tech Data Mobile as the most relevant of all distributors in the UK, allowing mobile dealers and IT resellers to offer more choice to their customers. Through its mobility lifecycle management programme, Tech Data Mobile is also providing resellers with a complete services platform that enables them to add more value, drive new business and improve customer retention. Services on offer include a buy-back and trade-in scheme, finance options, extended warranty cover and through a new partnership with Total tailored airtime contracts.
Strategic Investments Group Presents at Medical Device Conference 2015, Jun-26-2015 02:40 PM
Jun 22 15
Strategic Investments Group Presents at Medical Device Conference 2015, Jun-26-2015 02:40 PM. Venue: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Andrew Atwell, Principal, Global Innovation Center.
Samsung Launches First Monitors in UHD Line to Deploy AMD’s FreeSync™ Technology
Jun 22 15
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the introduction of the U24E590D and U28E590D, the first Samsung UHD monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology. These UHD monitors offer unprecedented picture quality for gaming, entertainment and multi-tasking activities. The U24E590D is $399.99 and will be available beginning July 26, 2015. The U28E590D is $599.99 and available now.
Medtronic and Samsung Partner to Develop New Diabetes Management Solutions
Jun 18 15
Medtronic plc and Samsung Electronics have partnered to develop new diabetes management solutions. The partnership will combine Samsung's deep understanding of consumer mobile technology to deliver secure and convenient access to Medtronic's integrated diabetes management systems that provide clinically-proven outcomes. Managing diabetes effectively requires daily ongoing management to keep blood sugar levels under control. People with diabetes interact with their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system throughout the day and are looking for solutions that are easy to use and fit into their lifestyle. The partnership's first project focuses on delivering more discreet and convenient access to personal diabetes data by developing mobile applications optimized for Samsung mobile devices that will enable the viewing of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information. This application will work with Medtronic's MiniMed Connect product, which provides easy access to important diabetes information for people with diabetes as well as remote alerts for their loved ones, and is expected to be available in the US later this year. In addition, MiniMed Connect provides healthcare providers with more frequent and convenient access to their patients' insulin pump and CGM via mobile connectivity so they can adjust care plans. Through this partnership, the MiniMed Connect will ultimately be available to more people worldwide, since close to 80% of mobile phone users utilize the Android operating system globally.