Tech giant Samsung have said that they would “welcome the opportunity” to help build the UK’s 5G infrastructure.
Following the ban on the Chinese firm Huawei, Samsung’s corporate vice president, Conor Pierce for the UK and Ireland, said his company can help the UK to get “back on track” the 5G roll-out.
Pierce told the PA News Agency, “We are still at the forefront of 5G. I think we’re one of the very few companies that can offer an end-to-end 5G solution from chips to network infrastructure to devices, which puts us in a very unique position.
“And we’ve seen great success in our 5G network infrastructure business in the US and also in Korea.
“But obviously, with the news the UK government announced regarding our competitor, this is a huge opportunity for Samsung, and of course, I would welcome the opportunity to fast-track the UK back on track to drive a very strong 5G roll-out.”
He added, “I always encourage our competition to catch up one day because it’s difficult doing all the heavy lifting and I know when there are more players in the market, awareness and consideration go up and become front and centre.
“I think most importantly, we see our role in terms of technology, and especially during lockdown it’s been fundamental for people to get through this difficult period when they were connecting with each other like never before – whether that’s through Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Samsung Knox.”