SK Telecom and Nokia Networks enter MOU for Joint Research in NB-IoT
12/09/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom today announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nokia Networks to jointly research and develop narrowband IoT(NB-IoT) communication technologies.
Samsung demoed SDN-enabled EPC co-developed with SK Telecom
12/07/2015 | By NETMANIAS
Samsung announced that it has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of Telco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in a proof of concept (PoC) test deployment with SK Telecom.
SK Telecom and Intel teamed up for faster 5G virtualization
12/05/2015 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom and Intel are teaming up to secure Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), two key underlying technologies in 5G communication, with the aim of addressing deceleration issues encountered in virtualized networks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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