Samsung’s 5G vRAN Wins CTO’s Choice for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough at GLOMO Awards at MWC 2022

Samsung Networks Commercially Proven 5G Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) Solution Selected as Best Mobile Technology with CTO’s Choice Award

Samsung Electronics has announced that its fully virtualized 5G RAN technology has been awarded CTO Choice: Outstanding Mobile Technology Award – the best mobile technology breakthrough during the annual Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2022. Samsung’s vRAN solution offers an advanced option for mobile operators seeking improved efficiency and management benefits to deploy 5G network infrastructure based on software.

The CTO’s Choice Award is selected by an industry panel of 21 CTOs from leading mobile network operators around the world. Chosen as one of six winners in the Best Mobile Technology category, recognizing distinguished leaders in networking and technology, it is the highest honor bestowed by the industry’s prestigious awards and a supreme honor in the global telecommunications industry.

“We are honored that Samsung Networks’ fully virtualized 5G RAN has been recognized as the Supreme Champion with the CTO’s Choice Award, representing our dedicated efforts in advancing the network,” said Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung believes vRAN is a powerful catalyst for network transformation and will pave the way for next-generation networks. As a global virtualization leader with successful go-to-market experiences, we continue to lead the journey, redefining what is possible for 5G network innovation.

“In one of GLOMO’s most fiercely contested categories, the judges felt that Samsung’s entry showed innovation in one of the most exciting parts of the market,” said Shaun Collins, Jury Chair, GLOMO Awards (Executive Chairman, CCS Insight). “It was clear that the 21 carrier CTOs also thought so and selected Samsung’s entry for the prestigious CTO Choice Award this year.”

This award builds on Samsung’s commercial track record of large-scale vRAN deployments in North America, Europe and Asia. Samsung has delivered its 5G vRAN solution for large-scale commercial network service in the United States which was launched in December 2020, providing reliable mobile services to millions of users. The company was also the first in the world to market 5G 64T64R Massive MIMO radios on 5G vRAN using C-band (3.5 GHz) spectrum.

With a fully disaggregated architecture, Samsung’s vRAN runs on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, providing functionality and performance equivalent to traditional hardware equipment. The Company’s vRAN brings reliability, scalability and flexibility to mobile operator networks.

For detailed information on Samsung’s vRAN and Open RAN leadership, please refer to the recent announcement.

Samsung has pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions including chipsets, radios and cores. Through continuous research and development, Samsung is pushing the industry to advance 5G networks with its market-leading product portfolio, from fully virtualized RAN and Core to private network solutions and automation tools powered by the AI. The company currently provides network solutions to mobile operators that provide connectivity to hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

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