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Huawei, LG Uplus joint research center will target LTE-A, small cells and 5G

Huawei and LG Uplus signed a memorandum of understanding under which they will create a joint Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) in Seoul, South Korea, where the companies will work on LTE Advanced carrier aggregation, small cells and 5G technologies.

Europe, South Korea enter 5G development pact

Seeking to lead the world into the dawn of 5G wireless networks, South Korea and the European Union have signed off on a pact that will see them collaborate on systems, standards and radio-frequency harmonization.

China, South Korea commit to 5G leadership, while Japan and U.S. rely on private efforts

The governments of China and South Korea are being particularly aggressive in pursuing 5G development efforts, while Japan is taking an approach akin to that of the United States by relying more upon private companies to invest in the next-generation technologies.

SK Telecom closer to aggregating 40 MHz of bandwidth using three disparate spectrum bands

SK Telecom said it will build out more 1.8 GHz base stations this year to provide 20 MHz of additional LTE bandwidth across South Korea and announced it is moving closer to rolling out a 10 MHz segment of the 2.1 GHz band that will enable it to provide 40 MHz of carrier-aggregated bandwidth.

South Korea commits $1.5B for 5G development

The rush to 5G is drawing more attention on national and regional levels, as evidenced by this week's announcement that South Korea is dedicating 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to developing the concept.

SK Telecom will demo three-band LTE-A carrier aggregation at MWC 2014

SK Telecom intends to showcase its LTE Advanced three-band carrier aggregation technology next month during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering download speeds of 450 Mbps by aggregating three 20 MHz bands.

SK Telecom launching joyn-branded RCS in less than two weeks

SK Telecom will launch joyn-branded Rich Communication Services (RCS) before the end of this year as the South Korean operator joins a handful of others that have made the RCS plunge.

HD Voice available on GSM, HSPA and LTE networks in 35 countries

Mobile high-definition voice services are catching on worldwide, with launches reported on 45 networks in 35 countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Cavium scores small cell wins with SK Telecom, KT

Semiconductor company Cavium announced South Korea's SK Telecom and rival KT have selected its Octeon Fusion base-station-on-a-chip platform for use in large-scale commercial LTE small cell deployments.

South Korea's LTE networks enjoying surge in subscribers

Subscribership on South Korea's LTE networks is speeding up and expected to hasten even more as operators solidify their geographic footprints. The three Korean LTE operators, SK Telecom, LG U+