Korea

Huawei does 5G Gangnam style

Huawei teamed up with Korean operator LG U+ to demonstrate some novel 5G applications on the streets of Seoul.

SK Telecom claims first commercial 2G/3G over LTE

South Korean telco SK Telecom has announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first commercialised 2G/3G over LTE technology, enabling 2G and 3G services through LTE network. The operator said it expects the technology to improve service stability, and enhance network building and operation capabilities.

Korea’s KT launches LTE broadcast service

South Korean operator KT has announced the commercial launch of its evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (eMBMS), to be made available to KT’s LTE subscribers using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

EE launches shared data plans

The UK’s first LTE operator, EE, has announced the availability of shared pricing plans for its LTE customers. The plans, which will become available July 17th, were announced as EE switched on what it is calling “double speed LTE”.

KT Korea pushes NFC SIMs to drive contactless transactions

South Korean operator group KT Korea has purchased 500,000 NFC-LTE SIMs in a bid to stimulate adoption of contactless payment services among its user base. The operator said that the SIM will enable its customers to use their smartphones to pay for transit fares or to retail products at 200,000 contactless terminals.

SK Telecom sets July launch date for LTE

South Korea’s leading mobile operator, SK Telecom, has announced that it will launch commercial LTE services in July of this year, with Nokia Siemens Networks supplying the infrastructure and related services.

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