While the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) is underway in Geneva this month, it's paramount that the world's spectrum leaders agree on some common spectrum allocated for 5G. In the meantime, it's worth noting the status of 5G here in the U.S.
South Korea's KT is getting more committed to 5G, announcing separate deals with Ericsson and Nokia Networks to further research and development in 5G.
Korea Telecom is the latest service provider to make a shot in the emerging network functions virtualization (NFV) battle, employing a mix of Alcatel-Lucent and its Nuage Networks subsidiary's software defined networking (SDN) platforms.
LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.
South Korean startup AirPlug is gaining traction for its multi-network channel bonding technology, having won a deal with KT Media Hub that is aimed at reducing data traffic generated by mobile TV viewing.
SK Telecom, Korea's largest wireless operator, on Monday began incorporating Nokia Siemens Networks' 100G technology into its existing 40G network.
The availability of LTE service is prompting mobile customers to consume substantially more data, particularly among those who have large data plans, according to a new whitepaper.
SK Telecom announced it will commercialize VoLTE and RCS service later this year and will also commercialize LTE Advanced with carrier aggregation in the second half of 2013.
South Korean operator SK Telecom has launched what it says is the world's first pilot service for Multi-Carrier (MC) LTE technology, with an eye to a commercial launch in July.
Korea Telecom’s LTE launch is in jeopardy after a domestic court ordered the telco to keep its 2G network lit. The order arrived just hours before the switch of