At MWC 2016, Samsung will introduce reliable mobility and feasibility to utilize spectrums above 6GHz. The company will demonstrate the capability of the technology by transmitting eight Ultra High-Definition 4K videos over the air without delays. The company will simultaneously use its mmWave radio system for spectrums above 6GHz. This will show a low latency of less than one millisecond and a high speed data communication in gigabit throughput.
In addition, Samsung will introduce a mobile handover test using the mmWave radio system and smartphone-integrated, multiple antenna modules in a small form factor. It is another footstep toward realization of 5G technology into reality.
Operators are trying to find new ways to make their network architecture simple and flexible. They face challenges to efficiently manage heterogeneous networks that include LTE/WiFi, macro/small cells, licensed/unlicensed spectrums and even different generations from 2G to 5G.
To address these challenges, Samsung will present a range of new solutions, including LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) / License Assisted Access (LAA), Multi-Path Transfer Control Protocol (MP-TCP), D-RAN Inter-site Carrier Aggregation and Samsung Smart Multi-Linktm.
Multi-Path Transfer Control Protocol (MP-TCP) technology allows aggregation among independent networks using different technologies, such as WiFi, IoT, 3G, 4G, 5G and more. Distinguished from other technologies such as Dual/Multi connectivity, MP-TCP enables the merging of data streams from each independent network, including non-3GPP standard based networks, at the Internet Protocol (IP) layer, which makes aggregation much simpler and faster. This technology has already been commercialized in Korea.
Samsung is also introducing Smart Multi-Linktm for the first time, based on its Unified Core architecture. This is designed to support backward and forward compatibility, incorporating 2G to 5G technology, in addition to embracing non-3GPP standard technologies. Using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Self Defined Network (SDN), Smart Multi-Linktm enables the transformation of distributive networks into one unified and flexible network.
The key lineup of Samsung IoT solutions will be seen at this year's MWC as well; including IoT Core, Gateways and various radio access solutions such as a standalone IoT base station, IoT integrated Digital Unit (DU) and LoRaTM based Unlicensed Low Power Wide Area (LPWA).
Samsung will also introduce its Mission-Critical IoT service, a new use case incorporated with Public Safety-LTE.
Not only will Samsung fulfill its requirements for 3GPP standards such as CAT-0, CAT-1, CAT-M, NB-IoT in 2016, but the company will also unveil its 'standard beyond' technologies in 2017, which will be especially optimal for Mission-Critical IoT.
Samsung will demonstrate its live Push-to-Talk services with multiple handheld devices, to show a typical emergency use case. In particular, this demonstration will be showcased with Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS), which enables HD videos and images to be broadcast to multiple devices instantly with minimized network resources. And with a virtualized core solution, a single PS-LTE network can be configured and operated independently for each government agency such as the police, fire services and national railways, while being controlled efficiently from a single point at the main control center.
Furthermore, Samsung will be deploying the world's first 3GPP standard based PS-LTE network in Korea as the only end-to-end solution provider - from devices to core and radio solutions.
With commercial deployment of C-RAN in Korea, Samsung has already undergone two cycles of upgrades. This year, Samsung will enhance its C-RAN platform once again by introducing C-RAN 2.0+. Retaining the benefits from Samsung's Smart SON and Smart Scheduler, base stations will detect the interference at the cell-edge and control radio transmission power in real time and maximize the total data throughput by 40~50% on average.