Verizon and Samsung recently completed a fully integrated 5G data session with a C-band spectrum in the live network area. A new milestone has been reached in preparation for its upcoming 5G Ultra Wideband expansion using its newly acquired C Band.
The trial, conducted on the Verizon network (using the C-band Special Temporary Authority provided by Verizon by the FCC) in Texas, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, used Samsung’s fully integrated RAN (vRAN) solution in its software stack and C-band 64T64R Massive MIMO Radio in collaboration and the backbone of Verizon.
Virtualization is critical to the delivery of the promised services through advanced 5G networks. Key 5G usage cases such as large IoT solutions, robust consumer devices and solutions, AR/VR, remote healthcare, independent robots in production facilities, and standard city solutions, will largely depend on the design of virtual networks.
These technologies enable Verizon to respond more quickly to a variety of customer and computer needs. Virtualization will also reduce the barrier to entry for new vendors in the ecosystem. New entrants will speed up design, reduce operating costs, and lay the foundation for a flexible network and cloud infrastructure close to the customer, ultimately leading to one-millisecond digital capture.
Massive MIMO is an evolution antenna configuration that uses a high number of transmitters that simplify the signal paths between the device and the cell tower.
Today’s milestone follows Samsung’s recent announcement to expand its vRAN capabilities to support mid-band Massive MIMO – the first in the industry. Samsung’s C-band Massive MIMO radio is part of the full C-band portfolio.
Verizon and Samsung on Track To Deliver 5G Over C-band
This virtualization work comes on the heels of other work to speed the expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband service using C-band spectrum including:
- Successful trials integrating C-band with mmWave licensed spectrum,
- Securing new agreements with Verizon’s tower partners, which provide for process improvements including standardizing and reducing forms and minimizing legal reviews, and…
- Installation of C-band equipment.
In the first quarter of 2022, Verizon expects to use the new 5G C-band spectrum in the first 46 markets and provide 5G Ultra Wideband service to 100 million people.
Over 2022 and 2023, coverage is expected to rise to more than 175 million people and by 2024 and above, when the remaining C-band spectrum is removed, more than 250 million people are expected to receive Verizon’s -5G for Ultra-Wideband in C-band band.
Fresh Samsung Wallet app update available on Galaxy Store
Samsung Wallet is an app that lets you store and access your essentials such as credit cards, digital IDs, car keys, and more. At the moment, Samsung is releasing a new update for its Wallet app with version 5.4.78. It is 246.42MB in size and is available for download from Galaxy Store and Play Store.
The new update fixes some issues and enhances some functions of the app, making it more convenient and secure for users. However, it does not include any new features or changes but makes the app faster and smoother.
Samsung Wallet 5.4.78 update is available on the Galaxy Store, you can install it. You can also download it directly from the third-party app source link mentioned here.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung Wallet will no longer support Paytm Wallet integration from February 29, 2024, due to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on Paytm Bank.
One UI 6.1: 5 Galaxy AI features that boost your work productivity
Whether you need to communicate with people who speak different languages, prepare the perfect message for any occasion, organize and summarize your work materials, or transcribe your meetings and conversations, the Galaxy S24 has an AI feature for that.
In this article, we’ll explore five of the most impressive Galaxy AI features that boost your work productivity
5 Galaxy AI Features:
Two-way call translation:
Live Translate feature allows you to have real-time, two-way translation on conference calls with people who speak 17 different languages. You can communicate clearly and professionally with anyone, even if they don’t have a Galaxy or a smartphone.
Tailored tone for text & email
Chat Assist feature helps you to create the perfect message as well as gives you AI-generated suggestions on how to restructure your message and writing style according to the tone you want to convey.
Whether you need to write a formal email, a catchy social media post or a friendly text, Chat Assist can help you do it right from the Samsung Keyboard. And if you need to write in a language you don’t speak, Chat Assist can also translate your message for you.
Face to Face, Multi Language Meetings
If you need to converse face-to-face with someone who speaks a different language, you can use Interpreter, which turns your Galaxy S24 into a real-time, in-person translator. This feature splits the phone screen into two, so each person can see and hear the translated text and audio of the other.
You can choose from 17 languages and variations and have a smooth and professional conversation with anyone around you.
Organize ideas & planning
With this Note Assist feature, you can generate, read and save abridged versions of all your materials in a few taps of your finger, transforming the daily churn of documents into a well-structured archive.
The Galaxy S24 also helps you organize and summarize your work materials with Note Assist, which lets you save any document to your Samsung Notes app and create a bullet-point summary of it.
You can also use Transcript Assist to record and transcribe your meetings and conversations, and add a summary to them using Note Assist. If you have pre-existing audio files recorded without Transcript Assist, the feature can convert these files to notes using Text to Audio.
Samsung Galaxy S22 users in Korea get February 2024 update
Earlier this week, Samsung postponed the February 2024 security update for Galaxy S22 users in Korea due to some additional changes. But without much delay, the company has started rolling out this update for Korean Galaxy S22 users.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are getting February 2024 security update in Korea with One UI build versions S901NKSS3DXAH, S906NKSS3DXAH, and S908NKSS3DXAH respectively.
Users will have to download a 451.29MB software package to install the update on their Galaxy S22. You can download the update through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
The latest security patch improves system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. However, the changelog of the update does not include any new features or changes but the update surely provides a better usability experience.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) February 22, 2024