Videotron Selects Samsung Electronics to Supply 4G, 5G Telecom Solutions

By Tanya Aneja

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  • Samsung Electronics accounted for 11 per cent of the global market for telecom equipment in the third quarter
  • Starting in early 2020, Samsung will deliver 4G LTE-A solutions across Quebec and Ottawa

According to a report by Yonhap news agency, Samsung Electronics has informed that it has won a deal to supply fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) network equipment to Videotron, a Canadian telecom firm. The company will be supplying telecom equipment to Canada for the first time.

“Starting in early 2020, Samsung will deliver 4G LTE-A solutions across Quebec and Ottawa,” the company said in a statement.

Increase efficiency in accelerating the expansion of 5G

It added that Samsung will increase efficiency in accelerating the expansion of 5G service coverage to match the pace with Canada’s 5G commercial launch, which is expected to take place in late 2020.

As per a report by IHS Markit, Samsung Electronics accounted for 11 per cent of the global market for telecom equipment in the third quarter, rising sharply from 5 per cent posted at end-2018.

The company has recently signed an agreement with Dixon Technologies in India. Under this agreement, the latter will be responsible for manufacturing mobile feature phones for the former.

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