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More than 40 pct of 5G Base Stations Concentrated in Greater Seoul Area

More than 40 pct of 5G Base Stations Concentrated in Greater Seoul Area

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — About half of 5G base stations in South Korea are concentrated in the greater Seoul area, while some other regions are lacking in the number of such stations, data showed Thursday. About 44 percent of the nation’s 5G wireless base stations in the general-purpose 3.5-gigahertz (GHz) frequency band are [...]

SK Telecom’s 5G Download Speed Ranks No. 1 Among Global Telecos

SK Telecom’s 5G Download Speed Ranks No. 1 Among Global Telecos

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, ranks No. 1 in terms of download speed of 5G networks, an industry report showed Friday. According to global mobile industry tracker Opensignal, the average download speed using SK Telecom’s 5G network was recorded at 469.6 megabits per second (Mbps), 2.55 [...]

Samsung Inks Deal to Provide 5G Solutions to Comcast

Samsung Inks Deal to Provide 5G Solutions to Comcast

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will provide 5G solutions to America’s largest cable service provider, Comcast, in its latest deal as one of the world’s biggest 5G network services providers. The partnership to supply 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) is aimed at helping Philadelphia-based Comcast to “enhance 5G [...]

S. Korea’s 5G Users Top 25 Million in July: Data

S. Korea’s 5G Users Top 25 Million in July: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s 5G subscribers exceeded exceeded the 25 million milestone just three years and three months since 5G services were launched, data showed Thursday. The Ministry of Science and ICT reported that there were over 25.1 million 5G subscriptions as of July. 5G accounted for 33.3 percent of all [...]

Majority of 5G Smartphone Models Cost More than 1 mln Won: Civic Group

Majority of 5G Smartphone Models Cost More than 1 mln Won: Civic Group

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — More than six out of 10 smartphone models running on fifth-generation (5G) networks turned out to be expensive, selling at prices of more than 1 million won (US$720), a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. The Consumers Union of Korea surveyed the prices of 162 5G mobile device models selling [...]

GL’s 5G Core Network Emulation Test Solution

GL’s 5G Core Network Emulation Test Solution

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, addressed the press regarding their 5G Core Network Test solutions. [For illustration refer to, https://www.gl.com/images/Newsletter/5G-Core-Network-Emulator-Testing-Newsletter.jpg] Overview GL’s Message Automation Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) software emulation suite can emulate a multitude of different protocols spanning Time-Domain Multiplexing (CAS, SS7, ISDN, etc.), Voice [...]

Samsung to Supply 5G Solutions, Equipment to India’s Bharti Airtel

Samsung to Supply 5G Solutions, Equipment to India’s Bharti Airtel

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will provide 5G solutions and equipment to Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel, marking the South Korean tech giant’s first 5G equipment deal from India. Airtel, the world’s fourth-largest communications solutions provider by users, is set to roll out 5G network in India in [...]