In an impetus to 5G deployment, Samsung Electronics announced that in collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), it will commence the first large-scale 5G trials in India in the first quarter of next year.
Recently Samsung showcased how its solutions can enable a variety of 5G-powered business models and scenarios for smart agriculture, home broadband services and smart cities in India, according to a press release.
According to South Korean major, smart agriculture will be a key focus area when 5G services are rolled out in India.
The 5G use cases for smart agriculture will revolve around sensors and devices on the farm that can provide information on soil moisture, nutrients, spoilage and other aspects of farming.
“Making the world a better place for humans is our focus. We want to make people’s life more efficient,” said Claudia Park, Director, Networks for Samsung Electronics.
She pointed out that with multiple use cases across various fields, 5G is the new frontier. In collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Samsung announced last week that it will commence the first large-scale 5G trials in India in the first quarter of next year.
According to the company, “the government is very keen on 5G use cases around agriculture, considering that farming is one of the mainstays of the Indian economy”.
Samsung has been also selected by leading operators in The US such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint for a 5G roll-out while it will commence 5G in Korea starting December.
In India, the company is a key provider of network infrastructure for Reliance Jio which has successfully built a large mobile network within a short period of time.