MWC, Barcelona, 25th February 2019 – Openet today announced that it has formed a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to provide 5G core network solutions. Under this partnership, Samsung and Openet will cooperate to provide 5G network functions (NFs) in the packet core software solutions.
The joint solution will consist of Openet’s 5G platform, including real-time policy and charging controls, as well as Samsung’s packet core software products.
Commenting on the partnership, “As a pioneer in the years long development of leading-edge 5G solutions, Samsung will work with Openet as the partner, a key innovator in the industry,” said Jaeho Jeon, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to transforming everyday lives by powering the network for establishing essential infrastructure of the connected world.”
Niall Norton, CEO, Openet, said: “We’ve invested heavily in redeveloping our solutions to be 5G ready. This included developing our software to be cloud native and to support service based architecture and service based interfaces. This was a significant investment to ensure that Openet’s Digital BSS software fully supports 5G. The BSS market has changed, the old business models are gone and world-leading companies like Samsung want to work with independent, innovative and agile vendors who will make a difference. We are very proud to work with Samsung to provide Openet software as part of Samsung’s global 5G ecosystems solutions.”