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SK Telecom Successfully Tests LTE-Advanced Five-Band Carrier Aggregation on its Commercial Network

02/27/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) five-band carrier aggregation (CA) on its commercial network. In addition, SK Telecom has successfully demonstrated the application of MIMO to its tri-band CA network, thereby securing the capability to provide 900 Mbps data speeds.

Global Mobile Industry Leaders Commit to Accelerate 5G NR for Large-scale Trials and Deployments

02/27/2017 | By Netmanias

Today a contingent of mobile communications companies announced their collective support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019.

Samsung Announces Complete Portfolio of Commercial 5G Products and Solutions

02/26/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics unveiled its end-to-end portfolio of 5G mobile network products and solutions for 2017. Showcased products included consumer devices for fixed wireless access connectivity, a 5G Radio Base Station (5G Access Unit), Next-Generation Core Network infrastructure and more.

Samsung’s Next-Generation Core Solution

02/26/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced today the readiness of its NG Core solution, and a library of 5G VNFs as part of its broader commercial 5G portfolio announcement. Deployments are already underway using a pre-commercial version of the solution which will form the foundation for the company’s 5G trials throughout 2017.

Samsung and KT Sign Contract to Supply NB-IoT Solutions that Accelerates Operators’ Nationwide IoT Service Launch

02/24/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics has signed a solution contract for NB-IoT with KT on February 20, 2017. Samsung and KT have set the preparation for NB-IoT to complete early this year for official commercialization and newly develop IoT market.

SK Telecom to Participate in Mobile World Congress 2017

02/23/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it will participate in the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress to be held from February 27 to March 2, at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain. The company has set this year's theme as "Connect Everything" and will be showcasing a wide variety of innovative technologies and services that will transform people’s lives in the future.

Samsung and Verizon Announce First 5G Customer Trials Set to Begin in Q2 2017

02/23/2017 | By Netmanias

In pre-commercial testing started from early December last year, the 5G system demonstrated multi-gigabit throughputs at radio distances of up to 1,500 feet (500 meters) across each of the different environments selected for the customer trials. The Samsung 5G system is designed to be upgradable to support 3GPP standards for New Radio and Next-Generation Core, once available.

KDDI and Samsung Successfully Demonstrate 5G Handover Using 28GHz Spectrum on a City Highway in Tokyo

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

KDDI and Samsung Electronics today announced they have successfully completed a 5G handover trial. It is Japan’s first ever 5G multi-cell handover test using the 28GHz spectrum to be conducted in a real outdoor environment, on Tokyo’s metropolitan expressway amongst towering skyscrapers.

Samsung Unveils New Possibilities for the Future of Mobile Communication at MWC 2017

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

Unveiling new possibilities for the future of mobile communications, Samsung Electronics will showcase a portfolio of its newest network solutions, including 5G, at MWC 2017. The new solutions demonstrate Samsung’s comprehensive 5G vision and cloud-based end-to-end portfolio from network virtualization, E2E orchestration, in-building and campus solutions to 5G.

Samsung C-Lab to Exhibit New VR Projects at MWC 2017

02/22/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced that it will showcase four innovative Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects, delivering a broad spectrum of experiences via VR and AR, at MWC 2017. The products on display will include a smart aid for visually impaired people, monitorless PC viewing glasses, a VR home furnishing solution and a 360-degree travel experience platform.

SK Telecom to Unveil ‘360 VR Live’ at MWC 2017

02/21/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it will unveil its 360-degree live broadcast platform named ‘360 Adaptive VR Live Streaming Platform (hereinafter referred to as “360 VR Live”)’ at the MWC 2017 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 to March 2.

Samsung Announces Commercial Readiness of its 5G RFIC

02/20/2017 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced the commercial readiness of its 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) – a key component in the production and commercialization of next-generation base station and other radio access products.

World’s First 5G Federated Network Slicing Grants Global Reach

02/15/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom announced today that SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Ericsson have jointly built and demonstrated the world’s first intercontinental 5G trial network. SK Telecom and DT network slices are now available in the other operator’s footprint - Korea and Germany are connected.

Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu to transform KT into a platform provider with over 20% of its revenues coming from platform business by 2020

02/11/2017 | By Netmanias

Last week, at the ‘2017 New Year Strategies Workshop’, KT Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu unveiled a blueprint for the management strategies in his second term, announcing his great ambition to boost ‘five key platforms’ (media, smart energy, enterprise/public value enhancement, financial transaction, safety) for the three years to come.

SK Telecom Completes Deployment of LTE-R for Busan Subway

02/11/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced on Febrary 9, 2017 that it, together with Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC), has deployed the world’s first LTE-R, a standard for the next-generation railway communication system, on Busan Subway Line 1.

SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW Korea Realize 3.6 Gbps for 5G Connected Car

02/07/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, has realized a peak rate of 3.6 Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 Km/h.

SK Telecom and CAT Telecom Sign Contract for IoT Network and Services in Thailand

02/06/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom today announced that it signed a contract with CAT Telecom (or CAT Telecom Public Company Ltd.), a state-owned telecommunications service provider in Thailand, for the deployment of IoT networks and provision of technology consulting.

SK Telecom Announces 2016 Earnings Results

02/03/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom announced its earnings on a K-IFRS consolidated basis for the year 2016: revenue of KRW 17.092 trillion, operating income of KRW 1.536 trillion, and net income of KRW 1.660 trillion.

KT opens up Home AI era with GiGA Genie, the world's first AI TV

01/30/2017 | By netmanias

KT unveiled GiGA Genie, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) TV set-top box (and also service) at a press conference held on the 17th. The company said the new device/service, developed based on network technologies grafted onto AI know-how it has long accumulated, will bring a new paradigm to consumer services.

SK Telecom and Nokia Successfully Develop the World’s First MCPTT Solution Over VoLTE

01/23/2017 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom and Nokia have jointly developed the world’s first “Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT)” solution, which is a next-generation push-to-talk communications technology over VoLTE, and demonstrated the solution at Nokia's Research and Development Center in Kraków, Poland.

   
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