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SK Telecom, Ericsson and Qualcomm announce collaboration on 5G NR trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments

12/21/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies today announced that plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards being developed based on specifications by 3GPP.

KT to launch 5G network for PyeongChang Winter Olympic by September 2017

12/21/2016 | By Michelle M. Do

On December 13, KT held a press conference, sharing the results of "PyeongChang 5G" field tests and introducing 5G-based media services that would offer even more enjoyable and realistic viewing experiences.

Korea has the world's fastest average Internet speeds in Q3 2016

12/20/2016 | By Netmanias

As if Q3 2016, Korea has remained the country with the world's fastest average Internet speeds for 11 quarters in a row, and also with the highest broadband Internet adoption rates, proving its unsurpassed leadership in the global Internet market.

LG U+ to deploy NB-IoT-dedicated network

12/15/2016 | By Netmanias

LG U+ launched the deployment of an NFV-based, NB-IoT-dedicated core network equipment called ‘C-SGN’ that it developed in cooperation with Eluon, a South Korean mobile communication solution developer last month.

SK Telecom to introduce Huawei’s Cell Towers

12/08/2016 | By An, Hocheon

SK Telecom is introducing Huawei’s cell towers and this is expected to bring remarkable changes to overall structure of competitions between telecommunication equipment manufacturers.

SK Telecom to start developing 5G Services using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality)

12/05/2016 | By An, Hocheon

SK Telecom has started developing 5G services using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) with a venture company.

SK Telecom Signs MOU with Honeywell Korea to Realize Interworking between SK Telecom’s LoRa Network and Honeywell Sensors

11/29/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it signed a MOU with Honeywell Korea, the leading provider of automation and control solutions. This MOU brings about the integration of SK Telecom’s LoRa network technology with Honeywell’s sensor and control devices across homes, buildings and factories.

Samsung Showcases FDA-cleared GM85 Mobile Digital Radiography System at RSNA 2016

11/27/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Samsung Electronics showcases the GM85 Digital Radiography (DR) system which received 510(k) FDA clearance November 17 for the US market, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Meet Quantum, SK Telecom’s new brand for 5G

11/22/2016 | By Yunhee Son

The new brand, 'Quantum' will be used in marketing of SK Telecom’s key 5G network technologies, products and services to be arriving soon, like pricing plans, IoT network, connected car, quantum cryptography communication, etc.

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.

   
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