South Korea

South Korea adds 260k 5G subscribers in one month

Sceptics will suggest consumer 5G launches will fall flat, an answer to a non-existent problem, but 260,000 subscriptions after one month suggests there is an appetite for 5G in South Korea.

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.

SK Telecom CTO says the operator wants to be the front runner in 5G

Naturally 5G has been one of the most talked about topics of this year’s Mobile World Congress with numerous around the matter been made even before the event from companies including Nokia and Ericsson. While many operators in Europe continue with their LTE roll-outs, South Korea’s SK Telecom has recently shown a lot of push towards the next generation. CTO Alex Jinsung Choi told Telecoms.com why the operator is already so keen on 5G.

Ericsson demonstrates live LAA for Verizon, SK Telecom, T-Mobile US

Ericsson has conducted live License Assisted Access (LAA) tests at its labs in Canada and Sweden, claiming to have demonstrated to operators Verizon, SK Telecom and T-Mobile US a peak rate of 450 Mbps. The LTE technology, which is also known as LTE-U, gives users mobile access to unlicensed frequencies, often used by wifi, to enhance coverage.

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