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Samsung and KT Sign Contract to Supply NB-IoT Solutions that Accelerates Operators’ Nationwide IoT Service Launch

02/24/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics has signed a solution contract for NB-IoT with KT on February 20, 2017. Samsung and KT have set the preparation for NB-IoT to complete early this year for official commercialization and newly develop IoT market.

Samsung and Verizon Announce First 5G Customer Trials Set to Begin in Q2 2017

02/23/2017 | By Netmanias

In pre-commercial testing started from early December last year, the 5G system demonstrated multi-gigabit throughputs at radio distances of up to 1,500 feet (500 meters) across each of the different environments selected for the customer trials. The Samsung 5G system is designed to be upgradable to support 3GPP standards for New Radio and Next-Generation Core, once available.

KDDI and Samsung Successfully Demonstrate 5G Handover Using 28GHz Spectrum on a City Highway in Tokyo

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

KDDI and Samsung Electronics today announced they have successfully completed a 5G handover trial. It is Japan’s first ever 5G multi-cell handover test using the 28GHz spectrum to be conducted in a real outdoor environment, on Tokyo’s metropolitan expressway amongst towering skyscrapers.

Samsung Unveils New Possibilities for the Future of Mobile Communication at MWC 2017

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

Unveiling new possibilities for the future of mobile communications, Samsung Electronics will showcase a portfolio of its newest network solutions, including 5G, at MWC 2017. The new solutions demonstrate Samsung’s comprehensive 5G vision and cloud-based end-to-end portfolio from network virtualization, E2E orchestration, in-building and campus solutions to 5G.

Samsung C-Lab to Exhibit New VR Projects at MWC 2017

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced that it will showcase four innovative Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects, delivering a broad spectrum of experiences via VR and AR, at MWC 2017. The products on display will include a smart aid for visually impaired people, monitorless PC viewing glasses, a VR home furnishing solution and a 360-degree travel experience platform.

SK Telecom to Unveil ‘360 VR Live’ at MWC 2017

02/21/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it will unveil its 360-degree live broadcast platform named ‘360 Adaptive VR Live Streaming Platform (hereinafter referred to as “360 VR Live”)’ at the MWC 2017 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 to March 2.

Samsung Announces Commercial Readiness of its 5G RFIC

02/20/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced the commercial readiness of its 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) – a key component in the production and commercialization of next-generation base station and other radio access products.

World’s First 5G Federated Network Slicing Grants Global Reach

02/15/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom announced today that SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Ericsson have jointly built and demonstrated the world’s first intercontinental 5G trial network. SK Telecom and DT network slices are now available in the other operator’s footprint - Korea and Germany are connected.

Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu to transform KT into a platform provider with over 20% of its revenues coming from platform business by 2020

02/11/2017 | By Netmanias

Last week, at the ‘2017 New Year Strategies Workshop’, KT Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu unveiled a blueprint for the management strategies in his second term, announcing his great ambition to boost ‘five key platforms’ (media, smart energy, enterprise/public value enhancement, financial transaction, safety) for the three years to come.

SK Telecom Completes Deployment of LTE-R for Busan Subway

02/11/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced on Febrary 9, 2017 that it, together with Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC), has deployed the world’s first LTE-R, a standard for the next-generation railway communication system, on Busan Subway Line 1.

SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW Korea Realize 3.6 Gbps for 5G Connected Car

02/07/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, has realized a peak rate of 3.6 Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 Km/h.

SK Telecom and CAT Telecom Sign Contract for IoT Network and Services in Thailand

02/06/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it signed a contract with CAT Telecom (or CAT Telecom Public Company Ltd.), a state-owned telecommunications service provider in Thailand, for the deployment of IoT networks and provision of technology consulting.

SK Telecom Announces 2016 Earnings Results

02/03/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom announced its earnings on a K-IFRS consolidated basis for the year 2016: revenue of KRW 17.092 trillion, operating income of KRW 1.536 trillion, and net income of KRW 1.660 trillion.

KT opens up Home AI era with GiGA Genie, the world's first AI TV

01/30/2017 | By netmanias

KT unveiled GiGA Genie, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) TV set-top box (and also service) at a press conference held on the 17th. The company said the new device/service, developed based on network technologies grafted onto AI know-how it has long accumulated, will bring a new paradigm to consumer services.

SK Telecom and Nokia Successfully Develop the World’s First MCPTT Solution Over VoLTE

01/23/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom and Nokia have jointly developed the world’s first “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT)” solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.

Korean startups win CES 2017 Innovation Awards - Cremotech, Mangoslab, Salted Venture and Neofect

01/19/2017 | By Netmanias

Four South Korean startups - Cremotech, Mangoslab, Salted Venture and Neofect - won the Consumer Electyronics Show (CES) 2017 Innovation Awards

SK Telecom to invest $9.2 billion over the next three years - $4.2 billion for new ICT ecosystem and $5.0 billion for futuristic network (5G, 2.6 GHz, etc.)

01/19/2017 | By Netmanias

On the 11th, SK Telecom broked the news that it will invest a total of $9.2 billion, specifically $4.2 billion in building a new ICT ecosystem and $5.0 billion in deploying future network (5G, 2.6 GHz, etc.) over the next three years, in partnership with global leading companies like Samsung and Nvidia, and startups.

2016 communication service quality evaluation - Average LTE speeds of 120.09 Mbps

01/12/2017 | By Netmanias

On the 28th of last December, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced the results of '2016 communication service quality evaluation' mainly in two categories: Wireless Internet (LTE, 3G, WiBro, WiFi (Telco, Public)) and Wired Internet (Giga and high-speed divisions).

Samsung to Reveal Creative Lab Projects for Kids and Skincare at CES 2017

12/26/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced that following the success of last year’s showcase, it will display three more Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects during CES 2017, at Eureka Park: Tag+, S-Skin and Lumini.

SK Telecom Names Park Jung-ho President and CEO

12/22/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that SK Holdings C&C Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Park Jung-ho has been appointed as the new President and CEO of SK Telecom.

   
 
 
   

 

   
   

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SK Telecom's Massive IoT Deployments through LoRa for Small Things

 

 

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SK Telecom commercialized the world’s first nationwide LoRa-based, IoT dedicated network in the end of June. This report will discuss how well SK Telecom is poised for the emerging IoST sector, and where it is heading.

 

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08/20/2016

SK Telecom's IoT Target and Strategies: LoRa-based IoST

SK Telecom completed deployment of a nationwide IoT-dedicated LoRa network in 920 MHz in June, and announced the commercialization of the network in early July. As the company had already had an LTE-M network commercialized earlier in March, the addition of the LoRa network allowed the company to operate a nationwide hybrid network.

 

06/20/2016

South Korean big 3, going global with oneM2M-certified platforms

The big 3 operators in South Korea, ST Telecom, KT and LG U+, each with a global standard oneM2M-certified IoT platform, are now aiming for global market.

 

04/21/2016

Who will be the world's first operator to deploy a nationwide IoT network?

IoT, the next generation growth engine in the mobile communication industry, is finally unveiled. South Korea-based SK Telecom and KT, geared up with cutting-edge IoT technologies including LoRa, LTE-M, and NB IoT, etc., are to be in fierce competition to deploy the nation's (and world's) first nationwide IoT network.

 

04/18/2016

KT's nationwide LTE-M network and IoT strategy

KT held a press conference to present the 'Plan for promoting IoST business' as it kicked off the project for deployment of its claimed 'world's first' nationwide LTE-M network. At the conference Mr. Jungeon Kim, Head of GiGA IoT Division, shared the company's IoT strategies, 5 key IoST business acceleration programs, and future plans.

   
   

 

   
 

 

 

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06/08/2016

5G for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - 33 Times Faster than LTE

During the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 5G pilot service will be offered by means of 8-band CA that combines 8 100MHz carriers, supporting over 10Gbps on devices - more than 33 times faster than the current LTE's maximum 300Mbps.

 

03/13/2016

How ready is KT for 5G Olympics?

Around this time of year, network operators and vendors are in fierce competition in introducing innovative next generation technologies and services with Mobile World Congress (MWC) fast approaching. This year, KT and SK Telecom have already been battling to present the world's first 5G technologies and services faster.  

  

   
   

 

   
 
   
Network Architecture Evolution from 4G to 5G   One-Shot 
How the Next-Generation Mobile Core could accommodate Network Slicing?   Tech-Blog 
On Resource Partitioning, Network Slicing and Service Chaining   Tech-Blog 
KT 5G Network Architecture   One-Shot
E2E Network Slicing - Key 5G technology : What is it? Why do we need it? How do we implement it?   Tech-Blog 
5G network as envisioned by KT - Analysis of KT's 5G network architecture   Tech-Blog
Brief Survey - Operator’s View on 5G C-RAN/Fronthaul Redefinition   Report
5G POC (Test, Trial) Status in Korea 5 oneshot   One-Shot
Mobile Network Architecture for 5G Era - New C-RAN Architecture and Distributed 5G Core   Tech-Blog
KT, World’s First Commercial Wireless 1 Gbps (GiGA LTE = 3-band CA + GiGA WiFi)    Tech-Blog
Hear from CTOs of Korean Telcos (3) SK Telecom: Dr. Jinsung Choi 'SK Telecom's 5G Evolution Strategies'   Tech-Blog
Hear from CTOs of Korean Telcos (1) KT: Dr. Dongmyun Lee 'Leading 5G through wired/wireless integration'   Tech-Blog
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03/21/2016

Analysis of LTE – WiFi Aggregation Solutions

1. Introduction    
2. Current Trends in LTE - WiFi Aggregation   
    2.1 3GPP-based LTE - WiFi Aggregation    
        2.1.1 LTE in Unlicensed/Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-U/LAA)    
        2.1.2 LTE - WiFi Link Aggregation (LWA)    
    2.2 IETF-based LTE - WiFi Aggregation    
        2.2.1 MPTCP Proxy    
3 Summary and Future Trends 
  

  

   
   

 

   
 
   
Netvision Telecom's LTE/Wi-Fi Multipath Aggregation Solution - Instantly upgrade the performance of mobile network   White paper
3GPP based LTE and Wi-Fi Interworking Architecture: ePDG (S2b)   One-Shot
LTE/LTE-A commercialization by South Korea’s big 3 operators (Q2 2015)   One-Shot
Commercialization Status of LTE-LTE and LTE-WiFi Carrier Aggregation in Korea (June 30, 2015)   One-Shot
KT, World’s First Commercial Wireless 1 Gbps (GiGA LTE = 3-band CA + GiGA WiFi)   Tech-Blog
LG U+ achieved 600Mbps in its second LTE-U demonstrationLG U+ achieved 600Mbps in its second LTE-U demonstration   Tech-Blog
Netmanias Interview with KT at MWC 2015: KT's demonstrations of LTE-H and LTE-U   Tech-Blog
Debates on LTE-Unlicensed and Wi-Fi (KT, SK Telecom, Qualcomm, etc.)   Tech-Blog
What's GiGAtopia envisioned by Chairman Chang-gyu Hwang of KT? (GiGa FTTH, GiGA Wire, GiGa Path)   Tech-Blog
Network Architecture for LTE and Wi-Fi Interworking   Technical  Doc.

  

 

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03/28/2016

Spectrum auction in April 2016 - What will be offered? How will it affect operators' service strategies?

On March 18th, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), a ministry of South Korean government, finally revealed its plan to hold a much overdue auction for mobile spectrum at the end of April, in 2 years and 8 months after the last one in August 2013. At the auction, a total of 140 MHz (2x70 MHz) across 5 blocks will be offered. Each of the Korean big 3 operators will have a chance to obtain up to 60 MHz (2x30 MHz). 

  

   
   

 

   
 
   
Spectrum auction in April 2016 - What will be offered? How will it affect operators' service strategies?   Tech-Blog
Netmanias interview with China Mobile at MWCS 2015: 4G evolution (LTE-Advanced, 4.5G) technologies - Part 2. 4.5G (TDD+)   Tech-Blog
Netmanias interview with China Mobile at MWCS 2015: 4G evolution (LTE-Advanced, 4.5G) technologies - Part 1. LTE-Advanced   Tech-Blog
SK Telecom, catching up the new trend through commercialization of commercial server-based EPC   Tech-Blog
KT, World’s First Commercial Wireless 1 Gbps (GiGA LTE = 3-band CA + GiGA WiFi)   Tech-Blog
KT GiGAtopia: What's promised and what's delivered   Tech-Blog
Evolution of SK Telecom’s in-building LTE solutions   Report
LTE success story in Korea- presentation for Iran (June 2015)   Report
LG U+ achieved 600Mbps in its second LTE-U demonstrationLG U+ achieved 600Mbps in its second LTE-U demonstration   Tech-Blog
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