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Commercialization of inter-operator VoLTE service opens VoLTE era

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.

SK Telecom, getting ready to commercialize 5-time faster, 3-band CA

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.

SK Telecom Wins 2016 CES Innovation Awards

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.

Opening of 100% LTE - Mobile Telecommunication Businesses Finish VoLTE Linkage

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.

Quantum Mobile, Sejong Telecom, and K Mobile compete for 4th Mobile Telecommunication Business in Korea

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.

KT & Nokia present World's First 'Ultra-low-delay eMBMS' delivering HD Video in 1 Second

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.

SK Telecom buys CJ HelloVision and will emerge with SK Broadband in April of 2016

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.

SK Telecom to acquire Stake in CJ Hellovision

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.

SK Telecom and Nokia Networks achieve 19.1 Gbps over the Air in Joint 5G Trial

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.

SK Telecom opens 5G Playground to lead Innovation towards 5G Commercialization

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.

KT presents 'Transport-SDN solution' in Germany, ready for Commercialization in 1H 2016

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.

The Subscription of KT's Gigabit Internet Service has exceeded 700,000 in just One Year since its Nationwide Launch in October, 2014.

10/23/2015 | By NETMANIAS

Internet subscribers: 8,288,753
GiGA Internet subscribers: 700,000 (8.4% of KT's Internet subscribers)

SK Telecom and Ericsson demonstrated World's First 5G Network Slicing Technology

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.

DASAN launches G.fast to accelerate Gigabit Service

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.

SK Telecom wins Wi-Fi Industry Awards for Three Consecutive Years

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.

KT & LG U+, leading UHD Market, each with over 300,000 Subscribers

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.

Controversy about Auction for 2.1 GHz Frequency becomes More and More Interesting as 3 Companies All have Different Views

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.

KT's 5G Innovations @'5G Vision Forum'

09/25/2015 | By Netmanias

"Innovations and Changes towards 5G" by Hauung Kim at KT (9/10/2015)

Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu of KT says that KT will lead 4th Industry Revolution with its World-Best Giga-Infra

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.

Samsung deploys Korea's First Virtualized IMS System - SK Telecom advances its Next Generation Network Development with Samsung's Network Virtualization Expertise

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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