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Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. on Thursday demonstrated the communication between fourth-generation and fifth-generation networks for the first time in the industry, the companies said. The South Korean tech giant and the country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said they successfully made communications between the long-term evolution (LTE) [...]

Samsung Showcases 6CA LTE Modem Tech

Samsung Showcases 6CA LTE Modem Tech

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has developed the industry’s first long-term evolution (LTE) network modem technology, which supports the 6CA solution. It is expected to enable faster and stable data communication. The Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology allows network operators to provide fast and stable data communication by bundling [...]

S. Koreans’ Monthly Smartphone Data Usage Hits 6 GB

S. Koreans’ Monthly Smartphone Data Usage Hits 6 GB

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The monthly data consumption of South Koreans using the fourth-evolution network (LTE) surpassed 6 gigabytes for the first time in April, reflecting the rising demand for video streaming and other services in the mobile environment, industry data showed Friday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science, [...]

S. Korea’s New Telecommunications Satellite Gets into Orbit

S. Korea’s New Telecommunications Satellite Gets into Orbit

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully launched its fourth telecommunications satellite Friday that will provide enhanced broadcasting and communications services, the ICT ministry said. The commercial satellite, named the Mugunghwa-7, lifted off from the Guiana Space Center at Kourou in French Guiana, aboard a rocket made by France-based Arianespace at 7:27 p.m. (local time), said the Ministry of [...]

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp. said Wednesday it has applied a new technology on its long-term evolution (LTE) networks that allows smartphone users to save battery life.  South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier said its research showed the upgrade extended the battery life of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 smartphone by three [...]

Streaming Content on Rise Due to LTE Service: Data

Streaming Content on Rise Due to LTE Service: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Internet users have increasingly streamed content instead of downloading them though wireless services, government data showed Wednesday, mainly on the back of the introduction of a long-term evolution (LTE) service based on fourth-generation (4G) wireless technology.  Internet traffic from video streaming services and video-on-demand (VOD), such as [...]

Korean LTE Speed Five Times Faster than New York City’s

Korean LTE Speed Five Times Faster than New York City’s

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea boasts among the world’s fastest Internet connection speeds. A recent study added to the country’s pride, revealing that Korea also outranks major cities around the world when it comes to LTE.  According to the study announced Wednesday by the Korea Telecommunications Operators Association, which looked at LTE connection [...]