Samsung, Mobile TeleSystems Collaborate on 5G, IoT Research

Samsung Electronics and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, said Monday they are collaborating to explore and advance new telecommunications technologies.

Areas of interest cover technologies viewed as essential for advanced communications, including advanced Carrier Aggregation, Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technologies, LTE Broadcast (eMBMS), Multi-path TCP (MPTCP) as well as IoT technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-Machine.

The two companies will conduct multiple tests to enhance data communication speed, leveraging 4G infrastructure through advanced Carrier aggregation, MIMO and MPTCP, said Samsung.

Through its collaboration with Samsung, MTS will also be able to broaden opportunities for new services and applications, such as IoT. The MoU involves diverse IoT network technologies, including 3GPP based NB-IoT and LTE-M. As network requirements like data rates, spectrum bandwidth and battery life vary by diverse IoT use cases, MTS and Samsung will find and select the best technology suited for each business case.

As 5G will play a significant role in providing ultra-fast data communication with low latency and new spectrum efficiencies, the two companies will also work together to pave the way toward 5G realization by driving conversation in the direction of 5G trials, said Samsung.