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Samsung to supply hardware for Verizon's 5G service

South Korean company snags first big order in the field

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will provide hardware for commercial 5G service slated to be launched this year by leading U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Communications.

This is the first order received by the South Korean company for equipment compatible with the fifth-generation wireless communication standard, aside from hardware used in research, development and trials. The value of the order was not revealed.

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