Samsung to supply equipment for Canadian telecom provider’s 5G network

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Samsung to supply equipment for Canadian telecom provider’s 5G network

Samsung Electronics will be supplying equipment to build the 5G wireless network for Telus, a leading telecom provider in Canada, in the latest victory of a network gear contract.  

  
The move announced on Friday comes as the tech giant is dominating the network equipment sector at a time when telecom companies in different countries are shunning Huawei, the top supplier of network equipment, over security concerns.   
 
“Samsung is rapidly expanding its customer pool, signing four new 5G contracts in the last seven months, including with operators in Canada, the United States and New Zealand,” it said in a statement.  
 
Back in March, Samsung announced it will supply 5G new radio solutions, including Massive MIMO radios, to Spark New Zealand, the largest telecom provider in the country.
 
Samsung also acquired TeleWorld Solutions, a U.S.-based network service provider, in January.  
 
Darren Entwistle, president and CEO at Telus, cited Samsung’s technological state as the reason for awarding it the deal.  
 
“We are pleased to select Samsung as a 5G vendor for our mobile services, leveraging the enhanced network capability, exceptional connectivity and state-of-the-art technology inherent in their 5G solutions,” the CEO said.  
 
“As a longstanding innovator in the 5G space, Samsung is looking forward to supporting Telus, and in playing a key role in expanding new 5G horizons in Canada with unparalleled 5G network solutions,” said Cheun Kyung-whoon, president and head of networks business at Samsung Electronics.
 
BY PARK EUN-JEE   [park.eunjee@joongang.co.kr]
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