BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics are apparently making progress on their commitment to work together on 5G network technology research. The pair will jointly demonstrate 3D beamforming using millimeter-wave (mmW) frequency bands when the industry convenes at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week.
Following its open source release on Dec. 5, 2015, the Open Sourced SDN Network Operating System--ONOS for short--has crossed 1,000 software downloads globally and welcomed two new members: Cisco and SK Telecom.
The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a Linux Foundation collaborative project, announced several new members and introduced Heather Kirksey as director of NFV.
South Korea's SK Telecom is hooking up with Nokia Networks on what they're calling the world's first commercialization of Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC), a core LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology.
The race to be the first to demonstrate and launch 5G is heating up. The latest entrant is SK Telecom which announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nokia to conduct joint research and development on 5G with the ultimate goal of demonstrating the technology in 2018 and commercially launching it in 2020.
SK Telecom announced that it launched commercial tri-band LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, which the carrier said was a world's first.
SK Telecom, along with vendor partner Ericsson, developed Smart Wake-up, a technology that dynamically wakes up small cells when traffic enters the cell.
Perhaps it's only fitting that South Korea should be grabbing all the headlines out of the 5G Global Summit, a special event for the 2014 ITU Pleniopotentiary Conference (PP-14) aimed at sharing information about 5G technology and facilitating international cooperation. After all, the event is staged in the southern port city of Busan, South Korea.
South Korean giants SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.