Videotron Taps Samsung for 5G
December 16, 2019
Samsung Electronics will provide 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G radio access networks solutions to Videotron, a Canadian telecommunications operator. This is the first time Samsung is delivering network solutions in Canada.
After many successful decades in the cable television and internet access business, Videotron deployed its wireless operation in 2010 and has been the fastest growing new operator since then. Currently providing 4G LTE service, Videotron plans to launch commercial LTE-A and 5G services in late 2020.
An example of Samsung’s massive MIMO solutions which boost speed and capacity for 4G LTE and also support 5G NR service.
Starting in early 2020, Samsung will deliver 4G LTE-A solutions across Quebec and Ottawa in which the solutions from Samsung include Massive MIMO and Dual-band base stations, supporting the operator’s 4G LTE frequencies, and 5G solutions for both 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum.
Providing commercially proven 4G LTE-A solutions and combined with 5G commercial solutions from global markets, Samsung will increase efficiency in accelerating expansion of 5G service coverage to match pace with Canada’s 5G commercial launch, which is expected to take place in late 2020.
have been all over the world to find the
best supplier suited to meet the evolving
needs of our customers. This partnership
will allow us to deliver the most advanced
telecommunications solutions to Quebecers.
While 4G technology has profoundly
transformed telecommunications in the world,
LTE Advanced and 5G will undoubtedly
revolutionize the way we interact with our
loved ones and the environment around
us,” said Jean François Pruneau, President
and Chief Executive Officer of
Videotron. “We want to be with our customers
through these major changes and the choice
of Samsung as a supplier is not a
coincidence, we are convinced that they
represent the best option to achieve this
objective. Videotron has always been at the
forefront of major technological changes and
the arrival of 5G is no exception. Today’s
announcement is a very proud moment for us.”