Samsung Electronics and KDDI will be working together to provide 5G solutions and facilitate digital transformation for large enterprises in Japan. To that end, Samsung and KDDI will consult with potential customers to identify new 5G use cases, and to develop new business models that take advantage of the opportunities created by 5G.
Samsung will be engaging as a member of the KDDI 5G Business Co-creation Alliance. Business customers will be able to use KDDI’s existing 5G infrastructure, or they can choose to develop their own 5G networks. Either way, the goal is to create solutions that support better user experiences and enhance productivity in a number of different industries. Over time, Samsung and KDDI expect to add new products and services to their enterprise 5G portfolio.
“With Samsung, KDDI will drive digital transformation, unlocking new value by enhancing user experiences for both consumers and business alike,” said KDDI Executive Officer and Service Planning and Development GM Akihito Fujii.
“We are excited to deliver our advanced private 5G network solutions to help build a fast and reliable network for enterprises in Japan,” added Samsung Japan VP and Network Division Head Satoshi Iwao. “Private 5G networks will play a central role in transforming enterprises and introducing innovative new services to business users.”
Samsung and KDDI are longtime 5G collaborators, having previously conducted 5G video trials at a ballpark and on a high-speed train. The two companies have focused primarily on the Japanese market, though Samsung has been working to develop 5G networks all over the world. The South Korean tech giant recently signed a five-year $6.64 billion wireless infrastructure contract with Verizon.