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SK Telecom and Microsoft Expands Project xCloud Preview to Strengthen Leadership in Cloud Gaming Market

01/21/2020 | By

SK Telecom and Microsoft today announced that they will expand Project xCloud Preview in Korea, inviting more players to participate, adding new games, and delivering the Microsoft Game Streaming app via the One Store beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

KT and Samsung Medical Center to Build 5G Smart Hospital

01/20/2020 | By

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications company, and the Samsung Medical Center (SMC) announced last week that they have jointly developed an innovative, 5G-powered medical service as an initial step to establishing a 5G smart hospital.

SK Telecom Achieves World’s First Standalone 5G Over-the-Air Data Transmission on Multi-Vendor Commercial 5G Network

01/20/2020 | By

SK Telecom today announced that it has successfully accomplished the world’s first standalone (SA) 5G data session on its multi-vendor commercial 5G network.

Samsung Acquires Network Services Provider TeleWorld Solutions to Accelerate U.S. 5G Network Expansion

01/13/2020 | By

Samsung Electronics today announced the completion of an agreement to acquire TeleWorld Solutions (TWS), a network services provider headquartered in Chantilly, VA. TWS provides network design, testing and optimization services to mobile service and cable operators, equipment OEMs and other companies across the U.S. With network builds associated with 5G and 4G LTE enhancements advancing in the U.S, the acquisition will address the need for end-to-end support in delivering network solutions.

SK Telecom Joins Forces with Bridge Alliance Members for Cooperation in 5G MEC

01/13/2020 | By

SK Telecom today announced the launch of the ‘Global MEC Task Force’ with Bridge Alliance member operators, including Singtel, Globe, Taiwan Mobile and PCCW Global, for cooperation in 5G mobile edge computing (MEC).

Samsung Unveils Latest 5G Telematics Control Unit (TCU) Technology and BMW Partnership at CES 2020

01/09/2020 | By

At CES 2020, Samsung joined BMW to showcase new approaches to creating the mobility experiences of the future with the world’s first commercialized 5G TCU (Telematics Control Unit).

Samsung Electronics Declares “Age of Experience” at CES 2020

01/07/2020 | By

Samsung Electronics announced the “Age of Experience” at the opening keynote at CES. As the featured keynote speaker, Samsung Consumer Electronics President and CEO H.S. Kim heralded a decade of human-centric innovation that seamlessly combines hardware and software to create personalized experiences that make life more convenient, more enjoyable, and more meaningful.

SK Telecom to Showcase Next-Generation Media and Mobility Technologies at CES 2020

01/06/2020 | By

SK Telecom today announced that it will participate in CES 2020, which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center located in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, to showcase diverse media and mobility technologies powered by 5G and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).

Samsung Brings 5G to World by Shipping More than 6.7 Million Galaxy 5G Devices in 2019

01/03/2020 | By

Samsung Electronics today announced that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally, giving consumers the ability to experience next-generation speed and performance.1 As of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market2 and led the industry in offering consumers five Galaxy 5G devices globally, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G and Note10+ 5G, as well as the recently launched Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G.

SK Telecom and Samsung Heavy Industries Successfully Verified 5G-Powered Autonomous and Remote Control Navigation Test Platform Using a Test Ship

12/20/2019 | By

SK Telecom and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) today announced that they have completed the development of a 5G-based autonomous and remote control navigation test platform and verified the platform using a test ship.

Samsung Selected as 4G LTE-A & 5G Network Solution Provider by Videotron in Canada

12/14/2019 | By

Samsung Electronics today announced that it will provide 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G radio access networks solutions to Videotron, a Canadian telecommunications operator. This is the first time Samsung is delivering network solutions in Canada.

KT SAT Conducts World’s First Satellite 5G Connection

11/25/2019 | By

KT Corp. said its satellite-operating subsidiary, KT SAT, has successfully conducted the world’s first 5G data transmission with a satellite connection.

The test was aimed to expand the fifth-generation technology linked to KT’s 5G network and KT SAT’s KOREASAT 6, located some 36,000 kilometers above the equator, said the leading Korean telecom provider.

Samsung Selected as a 5G Network Solution Provider for KDDI in Japan

10/01/2019 | By

Samsung Electronics today announced it has been selected by Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI to provide 5G network solutions for KDDI’s 5G commercial service launch. The companies will join forces to complete the network roll-out, with commercial service expected to begin in March 2020.

SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics Join Forces to Realize 8K TV Powered by 5G Network

09/09/2019 | By

SK Telecom announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsung Electronics to jointly develop and commercialize the world’s first 5G-8K TV. The 5G-8K TV will revolutionize users’ television-watching experience by directly receiving 8K video over SK Telecom’s ultra-low latency and ultra-wideband 5G network.

SK Telecom Breaks 1 Million 5G Subscriber Mark

08/22/2019 | By

SK Telecom today announced that it became the first mobile operator in the world to exceed the 1 million 5G subscriber mark. This milestone, achieved on August 21, 2019, further solidifies the company's leadership in the field of 5G. The company's 5G subscribers now take up more than 3.5 percent of its total subscriber base of 28 million.

SK Telecom Launches 5G AR and VR Services for eSports

07/31/2019 | By

SK Telecom announced the launch of three 5G AR and VR services – ‘Jump AR’, ‘LCK* VR Live Broadcasting’ and ‘VR Replay’ – to offer a more realistic and immersive experience when watching eSports games.

SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics Advance in Bringing Korea Closer to 5G Standalone Commercialization

07/01/2019 | By

SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics today announced the successful completion of Korea’s first interoperability assessment between 5G Standalone (SA) Core and other commercial network systems over a 5G network. This successful result brings the two companies one step closer to 5G SA commercialization.

SK Telecom Joins Hands with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung Electronics for Advancement of 5G and Evolution to 6G

06/18/2019 | By

SK Telecom signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung Electronics, respectively, for joint research and development in advanced 5G and 6G mobile network technologies.

SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics and Cisco Sign MOU for 5G Smart Office Business

06/07/2019 | By

SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics and Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 5, 2019 to promote 5G-based smart office business. Under the MOU, the three parties will cooperate on planning and developing new 5G smart office services; developing a comprehensive package by integrating their proprietary technologies and services; and jointly promoting integrated marketing initiatives.

SK Telecom and Microsoft Sign MOU for Comprehensive Cooperation in Cutting-Edge ICT

05/13/2019 | By

SK Telecom and Microsoft Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 7 for comprehensive cooperation in leading-edge ICT, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud.

   
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