SK Telecom to Expand LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks

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SK Telecom has announced plans to build additional 1.8GHz base stations to secure nationwide coverage for its LTE and LTE-Advanced networks by the end of this year. Operator has already built a nationwide LTE network using 10MHz in the 800MHz frequency band in April, 2012.

SK Telecom Announces 2013 Earnings 50% of Mobile Subscribers Using LTE

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South Korea's SK Telecom has announced revenue of KRW 16.602 trillion, operating income of KRW 2.011 trillion and consolidated net income of KRW 1.610 trillion for year 2013. Compared to 2012, operator's revenues increased by 2.9% thanks to LTE and growth of its new businesses including the enterprise solution business.

SK Telecom Unveils LTE-Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation

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South Korea's SK Telecom has unveiled “LTE-Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation (CA)” technology that aggregates 3 bands 20MHz+10MHz +10MHz. This technology will support speeds of up to 300Mbps. LTE-Advanced 3 band CA is expected to become commercialized by the end of 2014.

SK Telecom to Provide 225 Mbps LTE-Advanced Service

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South Korea's SK Telecom has demonstrated the LTE-Advanced service that offers up to 225Mbps of speed by aggregating 20MHz bandwidth in 1.8GHz band and 10MHz bandwidth in 800MHz band.

SK Telecom, NSN Complete EPC Virtualization Proof-of-concept


Nokia Solutions and Networks has demonstrated its telco cloud capabilities in a joint proof-of-concept for Evolved Packet Core (EPC) virtualization with SK Telecom.

SK Telecom Begins Offering LTE Service in 1.8GHz Spectrum

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South Korea's SK Telecom has begun offering LTE service using wider bandwidth in the 1.8 GHz spectrum today and plans to rapidly expand the service to the entire Seoul area by the end of October 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy Mobile Backhaul Network for SK Telecom’s LTE-Advanced Service


Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it will deploy an IP-based mobile backhaul network to support LTE-Advanced services for Korea’s mobile operator SK Telecom. The Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching-based (IP/MPLS) mobile backhaul solution, to be deployed in October, will link SK Telecom cell sites. 

SK Telecom and SoftBank Launch LTE Roaming Service

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South Korea's SK Telecom and Japan's Softbank have launched LTE roaming service in Japan and South Korea. LTE subscribers of SK Telecom and Softbank will be able to roam in Japan and Korea on the operators' LTE networks.

SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz to Develop Active Antenna System

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South Korea's telecom service provider SK Telecom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rohde & Schwarz, a Germany-based manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for mobile radios and radio communications, on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. 

SK Telecom Expands LTE Roaming Services to Canada and Switzerland

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South Korea's operator SK Telecom has launched LTE international roaming services in Canada and Switzerland under partnerships with Canada’s Rogers and Swiss Swisscom.  

SK Telecom Launches Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

SK Telecom Launches LTE-Advanced

South Korea's wireless operator SK Telecom has debuted the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service through smartphones. To commercialize LTE-A, SK Telecom has already applied Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP), and plans to apply Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) in 2014.

SK Telecom's LTE Small Cell Technology Wins Global Recognition

JUN.10.2013 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) announced today that it won Small Cell Industry Awards for two years in a row.

SK Telecom Prepares for September LTE-Advanced Launch, Begins LTE Network Upgrade


South Korea's SK Telecom has started upgrading its existing LTE network to LTE-Advanced and conducted a field test under real network environment using a smartphone. Operator plans to commercialize LTE-Advanced service within September 2013 to enable faster data speeds.

SK Telecom Surpasses 10M LTE Subscriber Mark

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South Korea's SK Telecom SK Telecom has announced that its LTE subscribers surpassed 10 million as of April 19, 2012. Operator reached to 10M mark after 21 months of commercial LTE launch. SK Telecom started LTE service in July 2011. 

SK Telecom Introduces Unlimited Intra-Network Voice Plans, Lowers Prices of LTE Shareable Data Plans

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South Korean operator SK Telecom is launching 'T&T Sharing' plans for both 3G and LTE subscribers starting tomorrow to give customers unlimited intra-network voice calls as well as unlimited intra-network and inter-network texting.