KDDI and Samsung to launch a commercial LTE service in Japan

Samsung today announced its provision of LTE solutions to KDDI, one of Japan’s largest telecom operators. KDDI and Samsung plan to launch a commercial LTE service in 2012. Samsung has cooperated with KDDI to provide commercial CDMA systems since 2002. Through offering Mobile WiMAX solution to UQ Communications, an affiliated company of KDDI for mobile broadband services, Samsung and KDDI has strengthened their strategic partnership from 2008. Samsung aims to introduce the industry’s first and the most optimized LTE solution for hotspots in extremely dense user areas that require higher capacity mobile broadband, whilst simultaneously improving service quality in weak-signal areas.

During the past 10 years with the close business relationship based on shared values, KDDI and Samsung have established the goal to provide a high-quality of product and service. On the same lines, KDDI and Samsung intend to provide the best and differentiated LTE service to consumers as well. Through this partnership, Samsung expands its growing success and global presence within the industry following major LTE successes in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.