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Samsung Unveils Compact Core to Spur Private 5G Network Evolution


Samsung’s new cloud-native Compact Core offers 4G/5G common core function with “All-in-One Box” configuration.


Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd. today announced its Compact Core solution, which will help enable the swift deployment and efficient operation of private 4G and 5G networks for enterprises. Samsung’s cloud-native and fully-containerized Compact Core will help accelerate business transformation to Industry 4.0 by serving as the backbone of a flexible, reliable private network for enterprises of all kinds. The Samsung Compact Core will be available globally later this year.

The solution will support a range of enterprises including smart factories, shipyards, steel plants and R&D complexes. The Compact Core can run on any x86 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and fits any enterprise deployment environments.

Some key benefits of the Samsung Compact Core are:

  • “All in One Box” Configuration: The product houses all of the core network functions (NFs) and management systems required to run a private network in a “one box” configuration. Using single-server hardware, it provides optimal capacity and throughput required for enterprise users.
  • Common Core Functionality: It includes both 4G and 5G core NFs, which means it can operate as 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) or 5G Standalone (SA) core, while enabling a seamless migration without hardware replacements. The Compact Core can run as both 4G and 5G cores simultaneously.
  • Simplified Deployment and Operation: The Compact Core is suitable for enterprises seeking quick deployments and less complex operations. Enterprises can take advantage of Samsung’s remote management capabilities applied in the deployment and operation phases, including installation, configuration, provisioning, software upgrades and updates, and account management. It brings simplicity, requiring less technical knowledge or intervention from those who run the private network.

“We are excited to introduce our new and advanced core solution to help enterprises achieve quick deployment, easy management and cost-efficient operation of their private networks,” said Sohyong Chong, Vice President and Head of Core R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Whether a business is evolving to 5G or seeking to optimize communications with 4G, we look forward to providing our Compact Core to drive private network evolution.”

The Samsung Compact Core—along with its leading end-to-end 5G solutions for mid-band and mmWave spectrums—will be a key component to power flexible and reliable private 5G networks.

Samsung Networks is a pioneer in the successful delivery of 5G end-to-end solutions including chipset, radio, and core network technologies. The company supported the launch of 5G commercial services in leading markets, including Korea and the U.S., where the majority of worldwide 5G subscribers are located, and is supporting the expansion of 5G in Japan. In addition, the company is rapidly expanding its global footprint in new markets, including Canada and New Zealand.

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