Samsung has partnered up with Vodafone to supply 2G, 3G and 4G network infrastructure as part of the operator's Project Spring programme.
The move highlights the Korean manufacturer's ambitions to expand its network infrastructure business worldwide. Samsung Networks Europe, which was founded in 2011, is at the centre of its European networks business which focuses on connecting with global mobile operators, primarily on the continent.
As part of the long-term contract, Samsung will deploy 2G, 3G and 4G base stations using its latest Networks technology in selected markets of the operator. Yesterday (26 February), Mobile reported that Vodafone had signed a similar Project Spring deal with Ericsson to improve its network capabilities.
Samsung president and head of Networks Business, Youngky Kim, said: ‘Samsung is delighted to agree to the global framework agreement with Vodafone. This is a meaningful milestone for us to show our technological leadership in mobile networks and an opportunity to grow our business in the world. With this agreement, Samsung will provide dedicated support to Vodafone for their networks around the world.’