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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, 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.

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 to invest $9.2 billion over the next three years - $4.2 billion for new ICT ecosystem and $5.0 billion for futuristic network (5G, 2.6 GHz, etc.)

01/19/2017 | By Netmanias

On the 11th, SK Telecom broked the news that it will invest a total of $9.2 billion, specifically $4.2 billion in building a new ICT ecosystem and $5.0 billion in deploying future network (5G, 2.6 GHz, etc.) over the next three years, in partnership with global leading companies like Samsung and Nvidia, and startups.

SK Telecom, Ericsson and Qualcomm announce collaboration on 5G NR trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments

12/21/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies today announced that plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards being developed based on specifications by 3GPP.

KT to launch 5G network for PyeongChang Winter Olympic by September 2017

12/21/2016 | By Michelle M. Do

On December 13, KT held a press conference, sharing the results of "PyeongChang 5G" field tests and introducing 5G-based media services that would offer even more enjoyable and realistic viewing experiences.

SK Telecom to start developing 5G Services using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality)

12/05/2016 | By An, Hocheon

SK Telecom has started developing 5G services using AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) with a venture company.

Meet Quantum, SK Telecom’s new brand for 5G

11/22/2016 | By Yunhee Son

The new brand, 'Quantum' will be used in marketing of SK Telecom’s key 5G network technologies, products and services to be arriving soon, like pricing plans, IoT network, connected car, quantum cryptography communication, etc.

KT opened PyeongChang 5G center equipped with 5G-SIG-based base station/device and service trial equipment

11/18/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT announced on the 17th that it opened the PyeongChang 5G Center in Alpensia Ski Jumping Center for successful provision of 5G trial services in 2018. A variety of 5G network equipment and devices like 5G-SIG standard-compliant base stations and antennas co-developed with global leading vendors are equipped in the center.

LG U+ demonstrated speeds of 31Gbps using a 5G base station

11/18/2016 | By Yunhee Son

LG U+ announced on the 13th that it, by leveraging a 5G trial base station, succeeded in achieving the downloading speed of up to 31Gbps, which is more than 100 times faster than the current 3-band LTE-A technology, for the first time in the nation.

SK Telecom Demonstrates World’s First 5G Connected Car with Ericsson and BMW

11/15/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it deployed the world largest mmWave 5G trial network using the 28GHz band at BMW driving center located in Yeongjong Island, Incheon, and demonstrated the world’s first 5G-based connected car, named ‘T5.’

KT's 5G roadmap: Pilot service and standardization by 2018 and world's first commercial service by 2019

11/15/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT said on the 8th that it would take the lead in global initiative to build 5G ecosystem. KT has actively partnered with global leading vendors in efforts of establishing common 5G specifications and verifying key 5G technologies and systems for introduction of the world's first 5G pilot service.

   
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