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KT kick-starts race to 5G finish line

South Korean telco KT has announced it will complete the construction of a 5G network by September 2017 to prepare for a pilot service at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year.

KT targets 5G rollout for 2018 Winter Olympics

Korean mobile operator KT says it will be conducting 5G trials with a view to launching a live service ready for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, being hosted in the Korean city of Pyeongchang.

KT to launch 1Gbps LTE service this week

Various reports have claimed that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile player, is ready to launch an LTE network capable of achieving more than 1Gbps download speeds. The service will be made available this week.

South Korea to add fourth mobile operator

The South Korean government has decided having just three mobile operators doesn’t create enough competition, so it will select a fourth within the next year.

KT gets busy with IoT, LTE-M and 5G

KT has been busy at Mobile World Congress this week with announcements and demonstrations illustrating the Korean telco’s intentions with making rapid progress in the realms of machine to machine communications and 5G.

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.

KT launches cloud offering

South Korean operator KT Corporation is launching a cloud computing offering in Japan this week, in conjunction with Softbank.The new offering, which will operate on a datacentre in Korea, exploits a growing market for overseas storage in Japan, where an increasing number of enterprises have, since the devastating earthquake in 2011, looked to neighbouring South Korea for the opportunity to minimise their data storage risk.

Operators to invest as Korean LTE users want more

South Korean mobile subscribers are unsatisfied with the geographical coverage of the nation’s LTE network according to a study conducted by the national regulator, the KCC. While their discontent reflects positively on the performance of the technology where it is available it raises questions about deployment strategies that prioritise certain areas over others.

Mobile VoIP ruling a key moment for South Korean Net Neutrality

The decision by the Korean Communications Commission to allow mobile operators to charge subscribers for accessing mobile voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services from “over the top” providers, such as Kakao Talk, is a defining moment in the country’s net-neutrality debate.

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