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Samsung and SK Telecom link 4G and 5G networks for the first time

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Last updated: September 28th, 2017 at 09:37 UTC+02:00

Samsung has teamed up with South Korea's major mobile carrier SK Telecom to demonstrate the communication between 4G and 5G networks for the first time in the industry. Samsung has said that the demonstration went off without any disruptions and that clear streaming was enabled between the two networks.

The two companies were successful in linking the long-term evolution network that uses the 2.6 GHz frequency band with the 5G network that uses the 28 GHz and 3.5 GHz frequency band. This will pave the way for 4G and 5G users to communicate even when there's no nationwide 5G infrastructure.

“Along with the 5G network's 3.5 GHz frequency band that provides a wider coverage, and the 28 GHz frequency band that enables ultrahigh-speed transmission, the connection with the 4G network will help users enjoy the best communications services anywhere without disruptions,” said SK Telecom.

Samsung feels that it's vital to connect new telecom technologies with existing starts. It says that this latest development, which is a first for the industry, is going to speed up the adoption of the 5G standard.

Samsung is already working with several partners across the globe to further the advancement of 5G technology and aid in early commercialization of the new telecom standard.

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