Samsung Network and AT&T US deals are affecting business performance this year

Samsung Electronics will be determined by the conclusion of a large-scale agreement with AT&T, one of the three major US mobile communication service providers.

Since Samsung Electronics signed a 7.9 trillion multi-year device deal with Verizon last year, it has been unable to secure a major deal with another US mobile communications service provider, T-Mobile.

Three major U.S. companies, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Mobile communication service providers show little variation in their subscriber share.

Recently, T-Mobile announced that it has signed 5G communication equipment supply contracts for five years with two European communication equipment companies, such as Ericsson in Sweden and Nokia in Finland, for 5 years.

Since the beginning of this year, Samsung Electronics and Ericsson have been taking legal measures such as patent infringement, import ban, and patent invalidation.

In the meantime, at Samsung Electronics’ performance announcement events, answers related to the network business have been given by executives of the wireless business division belonging to the same IM division.

In the communications industry, the C band refers to the section from 3.4GHz to 4.2GHz. The U.S. launched a frequency auction (Auction 107) last month for a 280MHz frequency range from 3.7GHz to 3.98GHz.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recorded an amount of $80.9 billion (89 trillion won), the highest ever, and the auction for the frequency range was ended. From the beginning of next month, the task of allocating frequency positions is expected.

After the frequency allocation is confirmed in 1Q, the frequency allocation status by the company is expected to be disclosed.

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Currently, the frequencies of Samsung Electronics’ communication equipment supplied to Verizon are mainly in the 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz bands. When the US Auction 107 auction is completely completed, it is expected to supply C-band 5G equipment in earnest.

The industry sees that Samsung Electronics has a market share of C-band wireless network equipment exceeding 50% in Korea, where 5G is commercialized with C-band. Domestic 5G networks use a 280MHz frequency range from 3.42GHz to 3.7GHz.

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