Sprint selects Samsung to develop small cell network infrastructure

Telecom Lead America: Sprint Nextel has selected Samsung
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) to develop Small Cell Network


Sprint and Samsung will develop products to significantly
expand the coverage and capacity of the Sprint network utilizing Samsung’s
small cells.


Sprint will deploy a heterogeneous network, or HetNet,
that targets high traffic indoor areas and hundreds of high capacity public
venues such as stadiums, conference centers, office complexes, hotels, and


Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile, said the new
award will allow Sprint to meet increasing demand for coverage and capacity
while consolidating multiple legacy networks and spectrum bands in a single


Samsung initially became involved in the Network Vision
program in December 2010. The two companies also collaborate to deliver
Sprint’s 56 million customers nationwide 4G LTETM devices, including the
Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy S III wireless handsets.


Bob Azzi, senior vice president of network operations for
Sprint, said the company is excited to expand its relationship with Samsung
with their inclusion in the small cell program and provide customers with the
cutting edge network they need to keep up with the cutting edge phones Sprint


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