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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.

Broadband Industry Leaders launch GiGA Wire Alliance to enable Ultra-Broadband Services over Existing Copper Networks

10/18/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Industry leaders launch GiGA Wire Alliance with the goal of promoting worldwide adoption of Gigabit FTTdp/FTTB broadband access solutions powered by the ITU-T G.hn standard. GiGA Wire solutions are based on the open G.hn standard, which enables service provider to use any in-building copper infrastructure (phone lines, UTP cables and coaxial cables) to deliver Gigabit services without the high cost associated with installing new optical fiber.

Nokia and SK Broadband connect first customers with fastest fiber technology

10/17/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Nokia and SK Broadband have provided the fastest fiber access speeds ever to a first set of apartment buildings in Seoul, South Korea, reaching aggregate speeds of 52.5 Gbps.

SK Telecom's demonstration of low-latency and high-quality VR streaming

10/16/2016 | By Yunhee Son

On the 16th, SK Telecom declared its successful demonstration of ultra-high quality 4K (Four times better than Full HD) VR live broadcasting conducted in cooperation with SK Broadband at its Bundang R&D Center.

KT demoed a new indoor 5G repeater

10/14/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT announced on the 9th that it, in cooperation with a local SME, successfully conducted a demonstration of a '5G repeater' that can give excellent 5G coverage inside of buildings in a very cost-efficient way.

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang's speech at Harvard Business School - "Intelligent network to open up an post-mobile era"

10/10/2016 | By Dr. Michelle M. Do

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang delivered a special speech last month at Harvard Business School on ‘Power of the Network’, introducing the company’s GiGAtopia (KT’s Forward Looking Strategy) along with details of its network innovation, and highlighting the infinite possibilities that can be brought by the next-generation network.

Samsung to acquire Viv, the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Platform

10/07/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung announced on the 6th that it has agreed to acquire Viv Labs, the intelligent interface to everything. Viv has developed a unique, open AI platform that gives third-party developers the power to use and build conversational assistants and integrate a natural language-based interface into renowned applications and services.

   
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