Kajeet, Samsung to deliver private 5G network solutions in the US
The education sector will be the first area of focus for the Kajeet and Samsung collaboration
Private wireless and IoT company Kajeet said it is currently collaborating with Samsung Electronics America to deploy Kajeet’s private 5G platform with Samsung’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) solutions.
With this agreement, Kajeet becomes an authorized distributor of Samsung’s private RAN solutions in the U.S.
Under the terms of the deal, the companies will collaborate to deploy 5G-ready CBRS network solutions to industries where Kajeet already has expertise in building and managing secure private 5G networks, including school districts, cities and municipalities, universities and community colleges, utilities, libraries, healthcare organizations and other enterprises in key vertical markets.
The collaboration will include the delivery of customized private networks for use cases using Kajeet’s cloud-based device, policy and network management while leveraging Samsung’s RAN solutions.
The collaboration between the two firms will also enable the digital transformation for enterprises through an Open Application Protocol Interface (API)-driven and fully-managed private wireless network that enables migration to 5G through a simple software upgrade.
The education sector will be the first area of focus for the Kajeet and Samsung collaboration, with the two companies already working to deliver a 5G private network solution to multiple school districts, the two companies said.
“Samsung has been a pioneer in RAN innovation, and we are excited to be collaborating with them to address the needs of our expanding array of customers that want robust, reliable and affordable carrier-class private wireless networks,” said Derrick Frost, SVP and GM of private wireless networks at Kajeet. “Kajeet’s open innovation in 5G edge & core, paired with Samsung’s CBRS solutions that enable seamless migration to 5G and suit any vertical use case, provides enhanced connectivity experiences both today and tomorrow.”
Samsung’s CBRS products to be deployed by Kajeet include its Massive MIMO 64T64R macro cell and 4T4R 4G/5G radio. Certified by the OnGo Alliance, these products support a variety of use cases requiring campus-wide connectivity with massive data capacity. This includes enabling FWA for underserved rural areas and industrial IoT applications connecting thousands of sensors to analyze data, the company said.
“Samsung is committed to advancing private network innovation and putting this technology into action for various enterprises and organizations today,” said Imran Akbar, VP and head of the new business team in the networks business at Samsung Electronics America. “Kajeet has extensive experience in deploying and managing end-to-end private and public networks, and we look forward to collaborating with them to accelerate deployment of Samsung’s industry leading private 5G solutions to help lead digital transformation for enterprises.”