Samsung is very interested about India this year. It’s a huge market where Samsung’ products can be sold with millions. SO Samsung just announced that it will collaborate with Indian telecom vendors to launch new radio stations or other network infrastructures in the upcoming time. Samsung’s network division manager, Kim Young Ky, stated that Samsung gives all their support to India to increase supply of additional network equipment for Indian people. The Indian Government just made available for carriers new airwaves, but carriers won’t use them unless there are made some infrastructure changes as fast as they can. The new airwaves are on 900 and 1800 megahertz spectrum, so carriers can introduce 4G features later on this year, if all the changes are made to the infrastructure. Kim said that:
“The spectrum auction at India is nearing its close. We are putting in our full effort to supply additional network equipment there.”
Samsung will provide additional hardware to Indian carriers, as 4G LTE networks will be set to go live in the near future. Reliance Jio Infocomm got last year almost 70.000 radio stations at the price of $1.2 billion. Samsung is discussing with Reliance to launch low end affordable LTE handsets at a price under $100.
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