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LTE/LTE-A Commercialization in Korea (Jan. 1, 2015)
January 15, 2015 | By Netmanias (tech@netmanias.com)
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1. • Launched LTE-A (150Mbps) (World’s first) 13 • VoLTE (World’s first) • World’s first full HD streaming • Launched Wideband LTE (150Mbps) • Launched LTE (75Mbps) service • LTE subscribers: 12.3 M (45.1%) • LTE subscribers: 7.5 M (27.9%) • LTE subscribers: 634 K (2.4%) 10MHz (850MHz) + 10MHz (1.8GHz) 10MHz (850MHz) • Launched unlimited LTE data plan • LTE subscribers: 13.5 M (49.3%) • Expanded Wideband LTE to metropolitan cities • MWC 2013 Demonstration - CA (10+10MHz, 150Mbps) LTE LTE-A Wideband LTE Wideband LTE-A 10MHz 10+10MHz 20MHz 20+10MHz Max 150Mbps Max 225Mbps Tri-band LTE-A Tri-band LTE-A 20+10+10MHz 20+20+20MHz Max 300Mbps Max 450Mbps x2 x3 x4 x6 • Wideband LTE-A (20+10MHz, 225Mbps) demonstration Commercialized (by all 3 in 2013) Commercialized (by all 3 in June 2014) Commercialized (by SK TELECOM in 2014) To be commercialized (in 2015 or later) • LTE subscribers: 14.9 M (53.1%) • LTE subscribers: 1.8 M (6.7%) 20MHz (1.8GHz) • Launched LTE-A (150Mbps) (World’s second) • Multi-Carrier (World’s first) • World’s first 4 CH multi-view • Launched Wideband LTE (150Mbps) • LTE subscribers: 6.5 M (61.1%) • LTE subscribers: 4.1 M (43.1%) • LTE subscribers: 557 K (5.9%) 10MHz (850MHz) • Launched LTE (75Mbps) service • VoLTE (World’s first) • Launched unlimited LTE data plan • LTE subscribers: 7.1 M (65.2%) • Expanded Wideband LTE to metropolitan cities • MWC 2014 Demonstration - 3-Band CA (20+20+20MHz, 450Mbps) - Uplink CoMP - LTE + Giga Wi-Fi Femtocell • LTE subscribers: 7.5 M (68.6%) • LTE subscribers: 1.8 M (15.5%) 10MHz (850MHz) + 10MHz (2.1GHz) 20MHz (2.6GHz) • HD 4Mbps streaming • Multi-Carrier • Launched LTE-A (150Mbps) (World’s third) • LTE subscribers: 6.8 M (41.8%) • LTE subscribers: 3.9 M (23.6%) • Launched LTE (75Mbps) service • VoLTE • Launched Wideband LTE (150Mbps) • Launched eMBMS (World’s first) • Launched unlimited LTE data plan • LTE subscribers: 7.9 M (47.9%) • Expanded Wideband LTE to metropolitan cities • MWC 2014 Demonstration - 3-Band CA (20+20+20MHz, 450Mbps) - LTE-A CA Femtocell - FDD-TDD LTE CA - LTE-A + Giga Wi-Fi • MWC 2013 Demonstration - eMBMS (KT+Samsung+Quacomm) • LTE subscribers: 8.6 M (52.4%) 10MHz (1.8GHz) • LTE subscribers: 351 K (2.1%) 10MHz (1.8GHz) + 10MHz (900MHz) 20MHz (1.8GHz) • Multi-Carrier (World’s first) Wideband LTE Spectrum Auction 1 13 14 As of Jan. 1, 2015 Max 75Mbps Max 150Mbps x1 x2 Commercialized (by SK TELECOM/LG U+ in 2011 and by KT in 2012) Commercialized (by all 3 in 2013) • MWC 2014 Demonstration - 3-Band CA (20+20+20MHz, 450Mbps) - LTE-A CA Femtocell - FDD-TDD LTE CA 20MHz (1.8GHz) + 10MHz (850MHz) 20MHz (2.6GHz) + 10MHz (850MHz) 20MHz (1.8GHz) + 10MHz (900MHz) 10 11 12 1 2 6 8 7 9 2 1 3 7 8 10 12 12 117 12 12 11 2 1 3 7 8 10 12 7 12 6 8 10 11 12 7 9 14 1 1 3 4 2 15 15 SK Telecom LG U+ KT 20MHz (2.6GHz) + 10MHz (850MHz) + 10MHz (2.1GHz) • Scheduled to offer 3-band LTE-A (300Mbps) 20MHz (1.8GHz) + 10MHz (900MHz) + 10MHz (2.1GHz) • Scheduled to offer 3-band LTE-A (300Mbps) • Launched Wideband LTE-A (225Mbps) (World’s first) 6 • Launched Wideband LTE-A (225Mbps) (World’s second) • Launched Wideband LTE-A (225Mbps) (World’s second) 12 20MHz (1.8GHz) + 10MHz (850MHz) + 10MHz (2.1GHz) • Launched 3-band LTE-A (300Mbps) (World’s first) 3 4 6 12 LTE/LTE-A Commercialization in Korea (Jan. 1, 2015) January 15, 2015NETMANIAS ONE-SHOT www.netmnais.com Netmanias ONE-SHOT LTE/LTE-A commercialization by South Korea’s big 3 operators as of January 1, 2015 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 World’s First
2. 850 MHz 900 MHz 1800 MHz 2600 MHz Band 5 Band 8 Band 3 Band 7 1745 1755 KT 1725 17351715 SK TELECOM KT 2520 2530 2540 LG U+ MHz MHz MHz SK TELECOM 1840 1850 905 915 KT 950 960 KT 839 849 LG U+ 829 1810 1830 SK TELECOM Nation NationNationNationNation Major Major 884 894874 Nationwide Nation Downlink ㆍ The Big 3 launched ‘Wideband LTE-A’ service using 2-band CA in June 2014, offering max. 225 Mbps (20 + 10 MHz) ㆍ SK Telecom launched ‘3-band LTE-A’ service using 3-band CA in December 2014, offering max. 300 Mbps (20 + 10 + 10 MHz) ㆍ KT and LG U+ will launch ‘3-band LTE-A’ service in January 2015 UE LTE Frequency Commercialization Status (as of January 1, 2015) Carrier Aggregation (CA) Uplink 225 Mbps 225 Mbps Metro: Metropolitan areas Major: Major cities Nation: Nationwide n Wideband LTE-A services in Korea (January 1, 2015) Metro SK TELECOM Nationwide SK TELECOM KT 225 Mbps 1820 Major 2-band 30 (20 + 10) MHz 2014. 06 LG U+ 2-band 30 (20 + 10) MHz 2014. 06 KT 2-band 30 (20 + 10) MHz 2014. 06 1.8 GHz (B3) + 850 MHz (B5) 2.6 GHz (B7) + 850 MHz (B5) 1.8 GHz (B3) + 900 MHz (B8) 225 Mbps 225 Mbps 225 Mbps Operator # of band Bandwidth (DL) LaunchedCarriers Max. rate (DL) Category 3 Category 4 100 Mbps (Wideband LTE, 20 MHz) 150 Mbps (Wideband LTE, 20 MHz) 150 Mbps (LTE-A, 2-band CA, 10+10 MHz) B1-B5 Planned (Jan. 2015) SK TELECOM B3-B8 B3-B5 B5-B7 225 Mbps (Wideband LTE-A, 2-band CA, 20+10 MHz)Category 6 LG U+ KT 30 MHz: [B3]20 + [B5]10 30 MHz: [B5]10 + [B7]20 30 MHz: [B3]20 + [B8]10 225 Mbps2-bandCategory 6 LG U+ 20 MHz: [B1]10 + [B5]10 150 Mbps2-bandCategory 4 SK TELECOM B1-B3-B5 LG U+ KT 40 MHz: [B1]10 + [B3]20 + [B5]10 40 MHz: [B1]10 + [B5]10 + [B7]20 40 MHz: [B1]10 + [B3]20 + [B8]10 300 Mbps 3-bandCategory 9 B1-B5-B7 B1-B3-B8 UE Category Max. Speed Operator UE Category CA Type BW: CA Combination Max. Speed SK TELECOM Nationwide Metro SK Telecom 3-band 40 (20 + 10 + 10) MHz 2014. 121.8 GHz (B3) + 850 MHz (B5) + 2.1 GHz (B1) 300 Mbps 300 Mbps (3-band LTE-A, 3-band CA, 20+10+10 MHz) Category 9 Nation 300 Mbps Category 9/10 150 Mbps 300 Mbps (Jan. 2015) 300 Mbps (Jan. 2015) LG U+ Nation Wideband LTE Wideband LTE 100 MHz 2640 2650 2660 LG U+ Nationwide Wideband LTE 100 MHz 2110 2120 2130 SK TELECOM MetroMajor LG U+ KT Metro 1930 SK TELECOM 1940 2100 MHz Band 1 1920 LG U+ KT 100 150 150 150 Planned (Jan. 2015) 1960 1970 2150 2160 LTE/LTE-A Commercialization in Korea (Jan. 1, 2015) January 15, 2015NETMANIAS ONE-SHOT LTE/LTE-A commercialization by South Korea’s big 3 operators as of January 1, 2015 www.netmnais.com Netmanias ONE-SHOT
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