Samsung Electronics announced on July 17 that it acts as a member of the board of directors of the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) for five years to come.
Established by the White House of the United States, the AWRI is to develop next-generation communications technology such as 5G mobile communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) and create markets by utilizing it. In the framework of the AWRI, 20 or so global IT and communications companies like Samsung Electronics, Nokia, Qualcomm, Intel, Oracle, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are connected to approximately 400 researchers and engineers in the United States to achieve the purpose.
As a member of the AWRI, Samsung Electronics is planning to test and demonstrate key 5G communications technology in various cities in the U.S. In addition, it is going to lead the organization’s research on the structures of advanced mobile networks and an ultra-high frequency band of at least 28 GHz, which is emerging as a 5G frequency, in order to accelerate the advancement of these technologies.