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Samsung launches 3GPP-compliant nationwide public safety network in Korea

The public safety network will have Samsung’s Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk capabilities Samsung Electronics is working with Korean mobile operators on the deployment of the world’s first 3GPP-compliant nationwide public safety LTE (PS-LTE) network. The PS-LTE network will operate in 700 MHz spectrum to provide connectivity...

Samsung, KT deploy 5G SA and NSA common core network in South Korea

The Samsung 5G common core supports 5G SA, 5G NSA and 4G simultaneously Samsung Electronics and KT Corporation (KT) said that they have deployed Korea’s first 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) common core in KT’s commercial network. By supporting 5G SA, 5G NSA and...

SK Telecom and Microsoft launch cloud gaming service

SK Telecom hopes to secure 100,000 users on the cloud gaming service by the end of this year The cloud gaming platform born from a collaboration between SK Telecom and Microsoft has officially launched. SK's cloud gaming service, called 5GX Cloud Game service, is powered...

KT to develop in-flight VR entertainment service

The in-flight VR service will begin with international routes before the end of this year While many of us still remain earthbound, unable or unwilling to board a plane, South Korea’s largest telecom company, KT, is making plans to develop an in-flight virtual reality (VR)...

#TBT: T-Mo tests low-band 5G; Getting a taste of STIR/SHAKEN; CBRS pieces falling into place … this week in 2019

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! T-Mo tests 5G...

With 5G ‘gearing up globally,’ clear winners emerge: Report

OMDIA: 'The entire world is gearing up for 5G deployment' Global research company OMDIA released a Market Progress Assessment report, and according to Principal Analyst Stephen Myers, the entire world is “gearing up for 5G deployment,” but South Korea has emerged as the clear global...

SK Telecom and Microsoft expand cloud gaming preview in Korea

 SK Telecom: '5G cloud gaming will shift the paradigm in the video game industry' In September, SK Telecom was named Microsoft’s “exclusive operating partner” for its cloud gaming service, xCloud, in Korea, which established a partnership to deliver the streaming service to South Korea over...

Samsung Networks explores new 5G enterprise use cases

Samsung Networks opened its 5G Innovation Zone this year Samsung Networks may not be the most well-known business within the South Korean conglomerate’s entire organization, but it has been going strong for about 40 years, beginning in the Korean market before expanding. RCR Wireless News...

Microsoft, SK Telecom team up to tackle 5G-based cloud gaming

The global cloud gaming market size is expected to reach $740 million by the end of 2025 SK Telecom has been deemed Microsoft’s “exclusive operating partner” for its cloud gaming service, xCloud, in Korea. The pair have partnered up to deliver the streaming service to...

Ookla: Global mobile network speeds up, but fixed networks are accelerating even faster

5G is already boosting mobile network speeds in some small countries, Ookla Speedtest finds Both wired and wireless network speeds are getting faster, although fixed broadband is accelerating more quickly than wireless, according to new analysis from Ookla Speedtest. The company also found a discernible...

Ookla puts Snapdragon X50 through its paces; RootMetrics ranks Korean 5G operators

How much does a 5G modem improve performance? Ookla analyzed recent results from its Speedtest Intelligence data from July 2019 on Sprint and Verizon's 5G networks, matching up results from the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which both rely...

What is using 5G really like? OpenSignal tests Korean 5G

Just how fast is 5G, really? OpenSignal's analysis from South Korea showed blazing speeds, with 5G smartphones averaging 48% faster speeds than comparable 4G smartphones and maximum speeds that pushed to nearly a gigabit. Average download speeds for 5G smartphone users in South Korea were...

South Korea completes 5G spectrum auction

SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ have secured spectrum in both 3.5GHz and 28GHz bands South Korea has completed a tender process through which it awarded spectrum in both 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands for the provision of 5G services. The government had made available...

KT to launch commercial 5G services in March 2019

KT will use 28 GHz spectrum for urban hot spots and 3.5 GHz band for urban and rural areas. South Korean telecom operator KT Corp. has confirmed plans to launch its commercial 5G network by March 2019, Korean press reported. Oh Seong-mok, president of KT’s network...

SK Telecom driving 5G development in South Korea

SK Telecom developed "hologram AI" and autonomous driving solutions for consumers, and fronthaul and relay tech for the network With a high rate of mobile penetration, competitive carrier landscape, governmental support and a tech-savvy user population, South Korea is seen as an early debut market...

Korean government urges local telcos to speed 5G plans

SK Telecom, KT an LG U+ aim to launch commercial 5G in 2019 South Korea’s ICT Minister Yoo Young-min had a meeting with the country’s mobile carriers asking them to speed-up the process of deploying 5G networks in the Asian nation. The official met with...

Following boss’s imprisonment, Samsung Electronics CEO resigns

In letter to employees, Samsung Electronics CEO cites 'unprecedented crisis' Kwon Oh-hyun, the CEO of Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics, yesterday informed employees that he would resign from the company, according to published reports. This move comes in the aftermath of his boss, Jay Y....

South Korea to launch first commercial 5G network in 2019

The government said that 5G subscribers will probably account for 5% of total base by 2020 South Korea aims to complete the deployment of a commercial 5G mobile network in the second half of 2019, Heo Won-seok, director of ICT and Broadcasting Technology Policy at...

Dubai Holding kicks off smart city initiative in Korea

The new smart city initiative will be located between Seoul and Incheon Dubai Holding has launched its smart city initiative in Korea, covering an area of 4.7 square kilometers located between the two metropolitan cities of Seoul and Incheon. Under the multibillion-dollar project, Dubai Holdings and...

Verizon partners with Korea Telecom for 5G trials

Verizon 5G efforts could leverage KT's millimeter wave technology Verizon Wireless plans to work closely with Korea Telecom as part of its effort to lead the development of a "5G" standard. Korea Telecom announced the partnership this weekend, and said the two carriers will cooperate to expedite...

Report: the top 5 smart cities in the world

Smart cities need good examples: a new report ranked Singapore as the top smart city in the world. But, four other cities in Europe and the U.S. are also doing a great job at deploying smart infrastructure. Juniper Research’s 2016 global ranking of smart cities ranked Singapore...

Telkomsel LTE network reaches 100 cities

4G LTE subscriber base reaches 5 million Indonesian telecoms operator Telkomsel announced its 4G LTE network currently reaches 100 cities across the country. The telco has already deployed more than 4,500 base stations in in Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, and Papua. Telkomsel reported that...

Smartphone shipments to China grew 8% in Q4 2015

Xiaomi, Huawei and Apple led in market share  A total of 117.3 million smartphones were shipped to China in the last quarter of 2015, an 8% year-over-year increase according to a recent study by IDC. The growth was mainly driven by China’s annual singles day online...

No fourth mobile carrier coming to Korea

Regulators said the three carrier candidates failed to meet minimum requirements The Republic of Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning decided not to award a fourth mobile telephony license after evaluating three potential carrier candidates. According to the authorities, the three telcos under review failed...

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