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4. Withdrawal of frequency in 3,400 – 3,700 MHz band Services that utilize frequency in the 3,400 – 3,700 MHz band, like mobile broadcasting relay and fixed satellite service, are either expired or discontinued. So, the frequency is to be withdrawn by the end of 2017, and will be re-allocated for mobile communication use in the future. 5. Local distribution of frequency allo...
08/30/2016
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Reallocation of unused TV White Space for use by the private sector Additional frequency for the emerging ICT industry to be available starting October The South Korean government deliberated on the followings at the 4th Frequency Deliberation Committee held on the 24th: Rearrangement of DTV channels to secure frequency for ground wave UHD broadcasting Reallocation of TV White Space...
08/29/2016
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According to the recently amended Telecommunication Business Act (Article 56-2), telecommunication service providers now are required to release information needed for their subscribers to select wired and wireless Internet service, including which areas are covered, how service is provided, etc. To comply with the regulation, on the 28th of July, the South Korea’s big 3 operators ha...
08/13/2016
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The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) formed a committee named ‘Ground-wave UHD Broadcasting Committee’ consisting of relevant parties in the industries, government departments, and research institutions. The committee discussed key agendas for launching ground-wave UHD service in February 2017, which will provide quali...
07/26/2016
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South Korea to change regulations to offer new and more spectrums for key emerging sectors, 6,859MHz for IoT, drones and self-driving cars The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) decided to make a total of 6,859 MHz of bandwidth available for three key emerging sectors with the greatest potential: IoT, drone and self-driving car. The decision was made to promote develop...
07/14/2016
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Four deregulations in IoT in 2016. 1. Alleviation of transmit power limit in IoT-dedicated network (May 2016) - Transmit power limit in IoT-dedicated, unlicensed 900 MHz band (917 - 923.5 MHz) raised from 10 mW to 200 mW by 20 times - 'Radio Equipment Directive' amended by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) in May 2016 - Costs for building networks down by...
07/14/2016
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During the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 5G pilot service will be offered by means of 8-band CA that combines 8 100MHz carriers, supporting over 10Gbps on devices - more than 33 times faster than the current LTE's maximum 300Mbps. The drastic speed improvement will make features like 360 degree realistic videos, realistic content services powered by VR and AR, etc. a reality. In additio...
06/08/2016
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Standards for 5G test service technologies are unveiled. Developed by South Korean businesses, such as Samsung Electronics, the big 3 operators, etc., in cooperation with global vendors, the new technologies will allow for application of Time Division Duplex (TDD) method in 28GHz super-high frequency band, and provision of wideband service through interaction with LTE technologies. The Mini...
05/26/2016
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[Issue analysis-1] IoST era begins with initiatives for a nationwide IoT network deployment IoT, the next generation growth engine in the mobile communication industry, is finally unveiled. South Korea-based SK Telecom and KT, geared up with cutting-edge IoT technologies including LoRa, LTE-M, and NB IoT, etc., are to be in fierce competition to deploy the nation's (and world's) fir...
04/21/2016
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SK Telecom today announced that it, together with Samsung Electronics, had successfully tested its 5G system at 28 GHz in the outdoor environment. 5G Millimeter Wave* technologies applied to the test include transmitter, receiver and antenna technologies designed to effectively transmit radio signals in the 28GHz band, as well as 3D beamforming**, which is the key technology that compensates ra...
04/04/2016
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03/31/2016
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On March 18th, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), a ministry of South Korean government, finally revealed its plan to hold a much overdue auction for mobile spectrum at the end of April, in 2 years and 8 months after the last one in August 2013. At the auction, a total of 140 MHz (2x70 MHz) across 5 blocks will be offered. Each of the Korean big 3 operators will have a cha...
03/28/2016
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The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of South Korea announced on the 15th that it will issue an administrative notice of a draft proposal on transmit power raise for 900 MHz (917~923.5 MHz), the most used band globally, from the current 10 mW to max 200 mW, to promote new IoT business and services. So far, the band has been used primarily for shot-range services like RFID...
03/18/2016
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Around this time of year, network operators and vendors are in fierce competition in introducing innovative next generation technologies and services with Mobile World Congress (MWC) fast approaching. This year, KT and SK Telecom have already been battling to present the world's first 5G technologies and services faster. On February 15th, with the MWC 2016 just one week away, Mr. Sun...
03/13/2016
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Samsung Electronics today announced that it will provide telecommunications infrastructure and devices for the Korean Public Safety network using LTE technology (PS-LTE). It is the first live PS-LTE network in the world using the 3GPP telecommunications standard. PS-LTE enables more effective communication by sharing precise emergency information in the form of real-time video streaming and hig...
02/11/2016
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The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of South Korea released on the 30th the results of ‘2015 communication service quality evaluation’. The nation’s average LTE speeds were recorded at 117.51 Mbps, up from the last year’s Broadband LTE-A (3X LTE) speeds of 114.4 Mbps, thanks to 3Band LTE-A (4X LTE) service launched earlier this year. Of the Korea&rsqu...
12/31/2015
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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. Mobile telecommunication businesses also have started on developing new services in response to VoLTE, and it seems that 3G is about to be terminated real soon. According to communication...
11/11/2015
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A new technology capable of simultaneously delivering HD video to multiple users in less than 1 second is coming soon. The new technology will be particularly ideal for serving a large crowd of users in areas like large-scale concert hall, sports complex, etc. with HD video and content. KT announced on the 1st that it, jointly with Nokia, has successfully developed and demonstrated a ne...
11/04/2015
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SK Telecom Demonstrates Advanced Quantum Cryptographic Technologies at Capitol Hill Demonstrated two core quantum cryptographic technologies: Quantum Cryptography System and a small-sized, low-cost true random number generator(QRNG) based on quantum physics Entered into MOU with International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) to collaboratively develop quantum cryptography technologie...
09/09/2015
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