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SK Telecom Wins WBA Industry Awards for Four Consecutive Years

11/18/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it has been named the winner of the “Best Wireless Deployment in Rural or Remote Areas” with its ‘Smart Wireless Backhaul’ at this year’s Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Industry Awards* held on November 16 in San Jose, California.

KT opened PyeongChang 5G center equipped with 5G-SIG-based base station/device and service trial equipment

11/18/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT announced on the 17th that it opened the PyeongChang 5G Center in Alpensia Ski Jumping Center for successful provision of 5G trial services in 2018. A variety of 5G network equipment and devices like 5G-SIG standard-compliant base stations and antennas co-developed with global leading vendors are equipped in the center.

LG U+ demonstrated speeds of 31Gbps using a 5G base station

11/18/2016 | By Yunhee Son

LG U+ announced on the 13th that it, by leveraging a 5G trial base station, succeeded in achieving the downloading speed of up to 31Gbps, which is more than 100 times faster than the current 3-band LTE-A technology, for the first time in the nation.

KT Comes Forward with a way to Block Infectious Diseases Coming in from Abroad Using Roaming Big Data

11/16/2016 | By Netmanias

KT and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (Department Head Jeong Gi-seok, www.cdc.go.kr) made a joint announcement. From November 16th, a blocking infectious disease from abroad service would be provided using roaming big data, starting with KT customers.

Samsung acquires Rich Communications Services Business from Skyview Capital’s NewNet Communication Technologies

11/16/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Samsung Electronics announced on November 15th its acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc. (“NewNet Canada”), a company operating Rich Communications Services (RCS) business within NewNet Communication Technologies.

SK Telecom Demonstrates World’s First 5G Connected Car with Ericsson and BMW

11/15/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it deployed the world largest mmWave 5G trial network using the 28GHz band at BMW driving center located in Yeongjong Island, Incheon, and demonstrated the world’s first 5G-based connected car, named ‘T5.’

KT's 5G roadmap: Pilot service and standardization by 2018 and world's first commercial service by 2019

11/15/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT said on the 8th that it would take the lead in global initiative to build 5G ecosystem. KT has actively partnered with global leading vendors in efforts of establishing common 5G specifications and verifying key 5G technologies and systems for introduction of the world's first 5G pilot service.

Samsung Electronics to acquire HARMAN, accelerating Growth in Automotive and Connected Technologies

11/14/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries, Incorporated today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.

SK Telecom’s UO Smart Beam Laser NX Wins CES Innovation Awards 2017

11/11/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that its UO Smart Beam Laser NX has been named 2017 CES Innovation Awards Honorees in two different categories of ‘Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories’ and ‘Portable Media Players and Accessories’.

Samsung Successfully Conducts 5G Prototype Trial with China Mobile Communication Corporation

11/10/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced on the 9th it has successfully conducted 5G prototype trial in conjunction with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), which was a cooperation milestone between the two companies since Samsung became a member of China Mobile 5G Innovation Center in June 2016.

KT presented the world’s first IPTV VR service

11/09/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT announced that on the 8th that Olleh TV, its IPTV service, will be presenting ‘Olleh TV 360 GiGA VR’ service, the world’s first VR on IPTV service that can be controlled using a TV remote.

SK Telecom Joins 5G Automotive Association

11/07/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it has become a member of 5G Automation Association (5GAA), a global cross-industry association of companies from the telecommunications and automotive industries.

KT, Brings 5G Era Closer Through Software Networks

11/05/2016 | By Netmanias

In the generation of 5G and IoT, to process vast amounts of data, the need for innovative new network technology is becoming clear. With this in mind, KT worked with partner companies to launch an institution that certifies software-based network solutions.

SK Telecom Announces 2016 3Q Earnings Results

10/27/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced its earnings on a K-IFRS consolidated basis for the third quarter of 2016: revenue of KRW 4.244 trillion, operating income of KRW 424.3 billion and net income of KRW 322.1billion.

KT and Samsung Succeed in World’s First 5G Connection through End-to-End 5G Networks

10/26/2016 | By Soojung Lee

KT and Samsung Electronics today announced joint success in establishing and demonstrating the world’s first 5G connection through a network built from end-to-end 5G technologies. The test took place in Suwon, South Korea at Samsung Electronics’ Digital City Campus.

Samsung ARTIK™ Smart IoT Platform Delivers the Power of IoT Development to Businesses

10/26/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics today introduced its expanded SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart Internet of Things (IoT) platform featuring two new module families, ARTIK 0 and ARTIK 7, new device management capabilities in SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Cloud and an expanded partner ecosystem.

SK Broadband's demoed the world's first 40Gbps Internet service

10/25/2016 | By Yunhee Son

SK Broadband announced last week (on the 17th) that it has developed NG-PON2 platform capable of offering up to 40 Gbps Internet speeds and aims to launch a pilot service to seamlessly serve customer traffic that is ever-increasing due to growing popularity of Giga Internet and UHD IPTV services.

Samsung Calls for United Front in Building 5G Ecosystem with the First Silicon Valley 5G Summit

10/20/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit on the 19th (local time), held at Samsung Research America in San Jose, U.S. The summit brought together global telecommunications industry leaders from across the value chain to lay the foundation for an open end-to-end ecosystem for 5G networks.

KT’s GiGA Wire using copper line at 1Gbps connects the world, moving beyond Europe

10/19/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Following MWC 2016 in February, KT will present its 1G copper line telecommunication technology (GiGA Wire) jointly developed with Korean manufacturers at the Broadband World Forum (the BBWF), the world’s largest exhibition for wired telecommunication. Held in London, the annual exhibition is expected to be attended by top management of global telecommunication service providers and greatly impact the next-generation broadband network landscape.

   
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