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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.

Samsung Electronics to acquire HARMAN, accelerating Growth in Automotive and Connected Technologies

11/14/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries, Incorporated today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.

Samsung Successfully Conducts 5G Prototype Trial with China Mobile Communication Corporation

11/10/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics announced on the 9th it has successfully conducted 5G prototype trial in conjunction with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), which was a cooperation milestone between the two companies since Samsung became a member of China Mobile 5G Innovation Center in June 2016.

SK Telecom Joins 5G Automotive Association

11/07/2016 | By Soojung Lee

SK Telecom today announced that it has become a member of 5G Automation Association (5GAA), a global cross-industry association of companies from the telecommunications and automotive industries.

KT and Samsung Succeed in World’s First 5G Connection through End-to-End 5G Networks

10/26/2016 | By Soojung Lee

KT and Samsung Electronics today announced joint success in establishing and demonstrating the world’s first 5G connection through a network built from end-to-end 5G technologies. The test took place in Suwon, South Korea at Samsung Electronics’ Digital City Campus.

Samsung Calls for United Front in Building 5G Ecosystem with the First Silicon Valley 5G Summit

10/20/2016 | By Netmanias

Samsung Electronics hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit on the 19th (local time), held at Samsung Research America in San Jose, U.S. The summit brought together global telecommunications industry leaders from across the value chain to lay the foundation for an open end-to-end ecosystem for 5G networks.

SK Telecom's demonstration of low-latency and high-quality VR streaming

10/16/2016 | By Yunhee Son

On the 16th, SK Telecom declared its successful demonstration of ultra-high quality 4K (Four times better than Full HD) VR live broadcasting conducted in cooperation with SK Broadband at its Bundang R&D Center.

KT demoed a new indoor 5G repeater

10/14/2016 | By Yunhee Son

KT announced on the 9th that it, in cooperation with a local SME, successfully conducted a demonstration of a '5G repeater' that can give excellent 5G coverage inside of buildings in a very cost-efficient way.

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang's speech at Harvard Business School - "Intelligent network to open up an post-mobile era"

10/10/2016 | By Dr. Michelle M. Do

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang delivered a special speech last month at Harvard Business School on ‘Power of the Network’, introducing the company’s GiGAtopia (KT’s Forward Looking Strategy) along with details of its network innovation, and highlighting the infinite possibilities that can be brought by the next-generation network.

SK Telecom’s 5G Technologies Win Global Recognition

09/28/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom has won the “Biggest Contribution of 5G R&D” and “Most Notable Partnership between an Operator and Solutions Provider” held in Singapore on September 27, 2016. Also, on the same day, SK Telecom has been named the winner of the “Best 5G Initiative” award at RAN World Awards 2016 held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics complete World's First Field Trial of Handover between mmWave 5G Base Stations

09/23/2016 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom and Samsung have become the world’s first to verify the performance of the 5G handover technology by connecting multiple millimeter wave base station systems to operator’s fiber optics infrastructure.

SK Telecom and Nokia implement World’s First Software-Defined RAN (SDRAN) in a Commercial LTE Network

09/12/2016 | By NETMANIAS

SK Telecom today announced that together with Nokia, it has successfully implemented the world’s first cloud-based SDRAN (Software-Defined RAN) - also known as Cloud RAN - in a commercial network.

SK Telecom, Korea Expressway Corporation and Korea Electronics Technology Institute teamed up for self-driving vehicle communication solution V2X

09/10/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Telecom announced on the 8th that it executed an MoU with Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC) and Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) for technological partnership in relation to V2X (Vehicle to Everything), a next-generation automobile communication for self-driving vehicles.

   
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