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LG U+ and Nokia: CA and pooling demonstration using vRAN and commercial smartphone

09/16/2015 | By Netmanias

LG U+ announced on the 16th that it, jointly with Nokia, a global network equipment vendor, conducted a demonstration of deploying 'commercial' base station software over universal IT servers by means of vRAN. The companies also modified the architecture of C-RAN so that key features previously performed in DU can be performed in RRH instead, proving themselves ready for 5G era where ultra-high speed transmission services are required.

Auction for 2.1 GHz Frequency emerges as ‘Hot Potato’…“needs to be auctioned by The Rule vs. Reallocation is more Efficient”

09/15/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo

Method to auction 2.1 GHz frequency bandwidth emerged as an issue for industry. It is an issue because a possibility was brought up that 80 MHz range out of 100 MHz bandwidth range can be reallocated to previous users.

Samsung and Verizon announce Plans to deliver LTE-U Small Cells - Companies unveil LTE-U Trial Details at CTIA Super Mobility Week

09/10/2015 | By NETMANIAS

Samsung Electronics, one of the world's leading providers of mobile communications solutions, and Verizon, a leader in 4G LTE and the founder of the LTE-U Forum that drives the technology in the U.S., will be engaging in a trial focused on Samsung's LTE-U enterprise Femto cell that will conclude at the end of 2015. The companies expect the LTE-U-enabled small cells to be commercially available in 2016.

Netflix makes it Official That It will enter South Korean Market in early 2016

09/10/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok

America’s biggest video-streaming (OTT: Over The Top) service business called ‘Netflix’ is entering South Korean broadcasting market in early 2016. By putting 3 elements of self-produced contents such as ‘House of Cards’, world’s most UHD contents, and low monthly rate out in markets, Netflix is rapidly seizing commands of global broadcasting markets.

SK Telecom demonstrates Advanced Quantum Cryptographic Technologies at Capitol Hill

09/09/2015 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom has demonstrated two core quantum cryptographic technologies: Quantum Cryptography System and a small-sized, low-cost true random number generator (QRNG) based on quantum physics.

SK Telecom expands its Smart Home Platform by joining Hands with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics

09/07/2015 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom today announced its cooperation with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics to interconnect its Smart Home Platform with respective smart home platforms of Samsung and LG. Once realized, SK Telecom’s Smart Home users will be able to control and monitor Samsung and LG’s electronic products equipped with their own smart home capabilities via SK Telecom’s Smart Home App.

KT presented a Plan on How to realize 5G Technology and ICT Service at National Assembly

09/04/2015 | By NETMANIAS

At a meeting 'PyeongChang Olympic featuring ICT technologies' held at the National Assembly on the 2nd, KT announced a plan for realizing its ICT services during the Olympic events, and demonstrated next-generation 5G and IoT services. KT is an official sponsor of the Olympic.

MSIP is going to realign 800 MHz by 2018 and change it to Mobile Communication or IoT-Purpose

09/02/2015 | By An, Hochun

Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) is going to collect bandwidth of 800 MHz National Convergence Network (Frequency Common Communication TRS method), which is used by railroads, police departments, and fire departments, by 2018 and use it for mobile communication or IoT.

After 2 Rounds on Phone and TV, who will be the Winner of Round 3 (Home IoT)?

09/01/2015 | By Yun Sang-ho

Again, 'home' is about to be a game field for another fierce game among the big 3 network operators in Korea. First it was about telephone, then TV, and now it is the Internet of Things (IoT). We do not know who will win yet, but we DO know that this time the winner will probably take it all.

LG U+ co-developed an open SDN with Ericsson-LG

09/01/2015 | By NETMANIAS

LG U+ announced on the 1st that it, jointly with Ericsson-LG, has developed an application-based Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology that would allow operators to launch new services faster and have them work effortlessly.

Ericsson Innovations Expedite Adoption of 'Internet of Things'

09/01/2015 | By NETMANIAS

A globe-spanning network for the Internet of Things (IoT) has been built over the past 20 years that provides the coverage, security and reliability needed to connect us and bring intelligence to the things that surround us. Cellular networks already cover 90 percent of the world's population, but even with the networks in place, a number of roadblocks to supporting mass-market adoption of IoT have remained.

SK Telecom installed a Key 5G System in Cooperation with Samsung Electronics

08/30/2015 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom announced on the 30th that it completed building a system designed to help R&D of 'mmWave' technology, one of the key 5G technologies, at its R&D center in Bundang, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics.

KT and LG Electronics release World’s First ‘PC Single Unit-Type IPTV’ Olleh TV All In One Service is offered and Platform can be changed with a remote

08/28/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok

KT and LG Electronics released world’s first ‘all in one TV’ that combines PC and IPTV140. It is a new concept of TV that allows one to watch IPTV and immediately change to PC to search the internet.

KT’s GiGA Subscribers Growth (Q2 2015)

08/21/2015 | By NETMANIAS

KT’s GiGA Subscribers (GiGA Internet, GiGA Wi-Fi Home and GiGA UHD IPTV subscribers), as of Q2 2015.

Korea becomes a Battlefield for Global UHD Broadcasting - MSIP approves Retransmission of Foreign Channels

08/20/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok

Korea has become a battle field for global UHD broadcasting. As 3 paid broadcasting stations such as Cable TV, IPTV, and Satellite Broadcasting all commercialize UHD broadcasting, foreign UHD channel businesses are slowly gathering at Korean market. Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) recently approved retransmission of Virgin Island’s media business called Footprint Media Holding’s High TV 4K channels in Korea.

Korea-Vietnam Sign ICT Cooperation MOU, Hold Business Meeting - Opportunity for Korean communication equipment and solution companies to enter Vietnamese market

08/18/2015 | By NETMANIAS

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for information and communication technology (ICT) cooperation with the Ministry of Information and Communication of Vietnam, and hosted meetings to encourage greater cooperation between business from both nations (July 3rd).

KT targets Dedicated Cloud Service for Public Institutions

08/13/2015 | By NETMANIAS

KT who currently operates a cloud service portal for businesses, announced that it would be launching the first ever domestic cloud service dedicated to public institutions called “olleh biz G-Cloud.”

Samsung successfully delivers Virtualized Evolved Packet Core to Korea's Largest Mobile Network

08/06/2015 | By NETMANIAS

Samsung Electronics, a leading provider of mobile broadband networking solutions, has successfully deployed its virtualized AdaptiV Core solution for South Korean operator SK Telecom, delivering Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) capabilities which were announced in February this year.

KT's GiGA Internet subscription reached 500,000 in just 9 months - all driven by Chairman Hwang's initiative

08/05/2015 | By NETMANIAS

After only 9 months of service, KT's GiGA Internet subscription exceeded 500,000. And this sure gives an extra boost to Chairman Chang-gyu Hwang's 'GiGAtopia'. In the second half of 2014, KT launched 4 different giga services, and now is ready to expand its business to IoT service.

SK Telecom to realize the World’s First LTE Network for Seamless Maritime Wireless Communications

08/03/2015 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom today announced plans to launch the world’s first pilot LTE-M (LTE for Maritime Wireless Communications) network, as part of a research and development project led by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).

   
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