Samsung emerged sharply as 5G equipment vendor beating Ericsson.
Samsung are replacing Sweden's Ericsson as basestation suppliers to US telco giant AT&T with the transition from 4G to 5G technology, according to a leading industry analyst.
Ericsson provides about 65% of AT&T's 4G basestations, with Nokia Corp responsible for the remainder. But the Swedish vendor is nowhere to be seen in the operator's 5G infrastructure, says Michael Genovese of MKM Partners.
Samsung has also taken lead to provide verizon for 5G equpments on verizons proprietary 5G standards.
AT&T is touting on 5G compliant to 3GPP standards, but seems to relying on samsung for that as its preference for 5G vendor selects.
samsung has also been ahead in taking FCC approval to go with it 5G ambitions.