11/22/2015 | By NETMANIAS
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on the 22nd that Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service developed through interworking among the Korean big 3 operators will be fully commercialized on the 23rd.
11/18/2015 | By An, Hochun
SK Telecom began working on commercialization of 3-band CA, known to support up to 375 Mbps - 5 times faster LTE. The service can be launched as early as sometime in the first half of next year, depending on how relevant policies on 2.1 GHz spectrum are finalized by the Korean government.
11/13/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom today announced that its UO Smart Beam Laser has been named a 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Home Video/Audio Components and Accessories category.
11/11/2015 | By An, Hochun
Generation of 100% LTE that has data and voice-calling use LTE is finally here. Clear quality of sound that is almost identical to original sound, fast connection and new additional services are expected.
11/06/2015 | By An, Hochun
Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) had made an announcement on the 30th that it had received applications from 3 corporations Quantum Mobile, Sejong Mobile, and K Mobile after finishing its application process, which had lasted for 2 months since 31st of August, for approval to become a common carrier and for frequency allocation.
11/04/2015 | By NETMANIAS
In the demonstration held at the Nokia Research Center in Munich, Germany, KT confirmed that it took less than 1 second for HD video clips sent from HD cameras to be played back on smartphones.
11/03/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok
SK Telecom is buying the control of CJ Hello Vision that is a number 1 business in cable TV. After securing the control of CJ Hello Vision, it is heard that it will emerge with SK Broadband in April of 2016. It seems that it will cost SK Telecom between $1.32 billion and $1.75 billion (1.5 trillion KRW to 2 trillion KRW) to buy CJ Hello Vision.
11/03/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom announced that its Board of Directors held a meeting today and decided to acquire CJ O Shopping's 30 percent stake in CJ Hellovision for KRW 500 billion.
10/30/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom and Nokia Networks together demonstrated Nokia Networks’ cmWave technology, setting a new milestone that adds momentum to the standardization of 5G technologies. In a joint 5G trial in South Korea, the two companies achieved 19.1 Gbps transmission speed over the air using 256 QAM, 8x8 MIMO transmission and 400 MHz of bandwidth.
10/29/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom today held a press conference to announce the opening of ‘5G Playground,’ an integrated innovation center for development of 5G technologies and use cases, at its Corporate R&D Center located in Bundang, Korea. During the press conference, SK Telecom also unveiled plans to launch a 5G trial service in 2017.
10/29/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT announced on the 14th that it presented its new solution 'transport SDN' at the ‘SDN & OpenFlow World Congress’ held in Dusseldorf, Germany, catching visitors' eyes and receiving favorable evaluation.
10/23/2015 | By NETMANIAS
Internet subscribers: 8,288,753
GiGA Internet subscribers: 700,000 (8.4% of KT's Internet subscribers)
10/23/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom announced on October 22 that it, jointly with Ericsson, has successfully demonstrated 5G network slicing technology for the first time in the world.
10/20/2015 | By NETMANIAS
DASAN Networks, a global network solution provider in Korea announced that it has completed development of G.fast technology that enables gigabit speeds over copper infrastructure.
10/15/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom announced today that it has been chosen as the winner of the “Best Wi-Fi Network Infrastructure” with its ‘Cloud AC (AP Controller)’ at the 2015 Wi-Fi Industry Awards* held on October 14 in San Jose, California.
10/14/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT and LG U+ are known to have over 300,000 UHD service subscribers now. The two companies have been aggressively marketing the service to UHD TV owners and new HD service subscribers, successfully positioning themselves as the "top two" in the UHD market.
10/07/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo
Mobile telecommunication industries are predicting that an all-out war will take place with 2.1 GHz bandwidth frequency that is expected to be auctioned in first half of 2016 on the line. While some are arguing that all of 100 MHz need to be auctioned, some are counter-arguing that all of it needs to be reallocated. Consumptive controversy is expected if a clear standard of dividing frequency is not set.
09/25/2015 | By Netmanias
"Innovations and Changes towards 5G" by Hauung Kim at KT (9/10/2015)
09/24/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo
Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu of KT put out telecommunication-edition of ‘Hwang’s Law’ and declared that it will lead South Korea’s 4th industry revolution with ‘intelligent giga-infra’ and ‘ICT convergence’ as revolution’s key words. KT will invest $10.9 billion (13 trillion KRW) until 2020.
09/21/2015 | By NETMANIAS
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading provider of mobile broadband networking solutions, announced today that it successfully deployed the first virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) components of its AdaptiV Core platform for Korean telecommunications service provider SK Telecom, delivering resource usage flexibility and significant potential cost savings to the operator's LTE-Advanced network.
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