t3 Broadband, a provider of reliable and innovative technology solutions for rural and under-served communities, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., will collaborate to deliver 4G and 5G solutions to regional service providers serving remote, hard-to-reach communities.
These solutions—which include Samsung’s Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) RAN and Core products—will help regional service providers boost their networks for enhanced performance, reliability and efficiency, improving access and service for a new generation of users.
The agreement combines t3 Broadband’s expertise, which includes designing and deploying network solutions and services for remote operations, with access to Samsung’s end-to-end 5G network solutions. t3 will begin by providing Samsung’s 5G-capable CBRS products to regional service providers, helping these operators deliver and enhance broadband connectivity to residents in hard-to-reach locations.
“With t3 Broadband’s extensive experience in many technologies used to serve rural communities, we are pleased to collaborate with the Samsung team to deliver end-to-end products and support this very important marketplace,” says Chris Crowe, Chief Executive Officer for t3 Broadband. “Between our service offerings and Samsung’s technology, we are confident we can make a significant impact for our current and future customers.”
CBRS is a radio-frequency spectrum from 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz that—in addition to helping extend Internet connectivity in under-served locations—can also be used to replace last-mile fiber access to customer sites, deliver fixed-wireless services to consumers, and offer operators a pathway to 5G evolution. Additionally, enterprises and service providers can use CBRS to boost business and private network communications, including applications and services for IoT, AI and automation.
“Samsung has prioritized network expansion in order to meet the needs of a new generation of 5G-powered consumers, and our partner ecosystem plays a key role in this expansion,” said Imran Akbar, Vice President and Head of New Business Team, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics America. “We look forward to collaborating with t3 Broadband to bring advanced connectivity to rural U.S. communities through innovative regional service providers, starting with CBRS and RAN technologies that help bridge the digital divide in remote regions.”
Samsung Networks has pioneered the successful delivery of 5G end-to-end solutions including chipsets, radios, and core network technologies. Moreover, Samsung has been continuously driving the industry to advance 5G networks further with its latest market-leading solutions, including fully virtualized RAN and Core. The company is currently providing connectivity to hundreds of millions of users around the world.