Samsung has announced the acquisition of Zhilabs, a Spanish AI-based network analytics company that monitors the performance of network operators and data traffic on a large number of services. The terms of the agreement are not disclosed yet.
Founded in 2008, Zhilabs’ flagship product based in Barcelona, Customair, formerly FlowSight, helps operators deepen the network performance experience at each subscriber level. It provides information about messaging (SMS and MMS), data (streaming, connectivity, and applications), roaming and other facets of its services, and allows operators to solve problems and set priorities based on the direct impact they have on their business. In addition, all of this functionality is automated.
Zhilabs’ customers include some of the largest telecommunications companies, including Telenor, Vodafone, Optus, and Telefonica.
Samsung did not keep its intentions in the hidden 5G or AI field. While it is only a matter of time before 5G devices are offered to the consumer market, the Korean technician has laid the groundwork for this possibility. For example, it recently set aside $22 Billion to invest in a number of processing technologies, including AI and 5G. In addition, Samsung recently announced the Exynos 5100 Modem, a wireless chip that fully supports 5G devices.
“5G’s unprecedented services are assigned to generate exponential data traffic by requiring automated and intelligent network analysis tools that are essential,” added president and CEO of Samsung Networks Division, Youngky Kim. “The acquisition of Zhilabs by Samsung helps meet these requirements and ensures that every customer receives the best service possible.”
“5G technology will better disrupt the communication landscape, but will only be effective if the quality of network information transfer can be measured and improved to provide an unparalleled experience,” said CEO of Zhilabs, Joan Raventós in a press release.