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The Future of Asia 2023

Samsung exec says software will spark next leap in telecom

Kim Woojune likens coming transition to shift from 2G to smartphones

Kim Woojune, the head of Samsung's networks business, tells Nikkei's Future of Asia forum about the next generation of telecommunications.(Photo by Mayumi Tsumita) 

TOKYO -- The head of Samsung Electronics' network business said on Friday that software capabilities will change the telecommunications landscape, as the South Korean tech giant bets on virtualized services.

Kim Woojune said that future networks will be transformed more into software-centric architecture, versus the hardware-based networks the world has built and relied upon for about 150 years.

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