Probably to push its LTE RAN equipment
Samsung Electronics has announced the appointment of Giuseppe (Beppe) Donagemma as the head of Samsung Networks Europe (SNE). He was previously responsible for Nokia Solutions and Networks (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks) in Europe and ensured healthy profitability for the company at a time of global economic crisis. Giuseppe will be in charge with expanding Samsung’s mobile network business in the European region. The company failed to mention what products SNE will be pushing. We think it is LTE RAN.
LTE RAN (Radio Access Network) equipment is the driving force behind the roll-out of 4G networks.
The only reference to a SNE equipment win was with the UK’s Three (3UK) MNO back in 2012 which we covered here.
At the time the contract was described as SNE’s “first major European network supply contract.”
Giuseppe is well-known within the mobile network sector and has over 20 years experience managing the operations of global networks.
More recently, Giuseppe has been an advisor and board member for several ICT and private equity companies.
“We are very glad to announce Giuseppe’s appointment and wish him a success in his new role. Giuseppe is extremely experienced so we are confident that as our new Head of SNE, he will support Samsung in strengthening its European network business,” said Youngky Kim, president & head of networks with Samsung Electronics.
“Samsung will continue to invest in its European network offering to ensure the success of its network equipment and solutions is replicated across the globe.”
Samsung founded Samsung Networks Europe (SNE) to be the centre of its European Networks Business in 2011.
The SNE has grown and now delivers marketing, sales, as well as technical support for the region.