News ID: 232910
Published: 0859 GMT October 17, 2018

Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push

Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push
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Shareholders walk past the logo of Samsung Electronics before their general meeting at a company's building in Seoul, South Korea, on March 24, 2017.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching.

Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks the first announced acquisition in new technologies since companies in the Samsung group pledged in August a 25 trillion won ($22.23 billion) investment in artificial intelligence, 5G, electronic components for autos and biopharmaceuticals, Reuters reported.

Samsung is betting that Zhilabs, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze network data, would help its transition to newer 5G gear, as it uses automated network analytics tool for fast data crunching.

Established in 2008, Zhilabs provides analyses of network condition, performance, and data traffic for about 50 telecom companies. Fully owned by Samsung, Zhilabs will continue to operate independently under its own management.

Samsung also said on Wednesday that it “will also explore and invest in other business opportunities powered by the emerging technologies”.

 

 

   
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