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.

Intel, KT push WiMAX out in Korea

Second placed South Korean operator KT has expanded its collaboration with US vendor Intel to drive the adoption of the country’s homegrown WiMAX technology, known as WiBro. As part of the venture, Intel will stump up investment funds and help expand network rollout to five new cities.

North Korea gets 3G up and running

Egypt’s Orascom Telecom has revealed that it has successfully trialled WCMDA 3G services inside the so called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The company, which won a contract through its subsidiary, Cheo Technology, won a licence to deploy a cellular network earlier this year, bringing the first official, commercial 3G mobile services to the country. […]