Korea Watch: TeliaSonera and KT are just good 5G friends, nothing more

TeliaSonera is pushing ahead with 5G collaborations after key executives from the company met up with KT and Samsung in Seoul, South Korea last week. “important for the establishment of more effective 5G networks” Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera, was amongst the staff to visit KT’s LTE Innovation Centre and the HQ in Gwanghwamun, where he met KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu. They discussed ‘future business models and standardisation of the 5G technology’ according to a KT official. Park Mi-seon, KT…

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MoU Season For 5G As Companies Link Up

The bells are ringing as we move into what must be 5G wedding season. Two high-profile Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed this week as companies continue to take a co-operational approach to the network. Firstly, Alcatel-Lucent, recently acquired by Nokia Networks, has signed a collaboration with South Korea’s KT. The pair will work to test technologies before eventually introducing 5G mobile networks and infrastructure. “a way to … accelerate 5G technology adoption in the industry” Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualised Radio Access Network…

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Korea Watch: Outdoor MIMO demo and 5G Co-Op With Brazil

KT has succeeded in trialling an outdoor Massive MIMO demonstration, which is the ‘world’s first’ according to Business Korea. “capacity increased by five times that of commercial LTE terminals” The provider teamed up with Huawei at an LTE base station located in China last Thursday where the pair combined 128 antennas, 16 data channel and 3D beam forming for the demo. KT will accelerate R&D in an effort to get a pilot service out for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. “South Korea…

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Impressions of 5G at MWC Review: what do we know now we didn’t know before?

Mobile World Congress closed on Thursday with most attendees coming away with 5G etched on their brain. So how exactly has MWC contributed to our fuzzy knowledge of the next-generation? ‘Inside5G’ asks, and answers, the key 5G questions. But more importantly we ask, what do we know now that we didn’t before the event? When? Let’s start with the easy one (if we ignore “pre5G” and “5G enabling” technology launches in the interim). The wide consensus is that this will be…

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5G at MWC: a preview of who is doing what in 5G at MWC

Like it or not, and many don’t, 5G is going to be a major theme at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Time will tell if the demos we will see will be justified headliners or merely attempts to be seen to be doing something relevant to 5G. But with the event just days away, ‘Inside5G’ takes a look at what 5G demos and news we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress. Gathering of the clans – industry bodies…

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Ericsson says 5G will integrate existing and new technologies

Ericsson has provided a few more details of its Dynamic Interference Control demonstration with KT last week, and insists that the road to 5G will be built upon the further development of LTE. On Thursday we posted on the rather sketchy report of the trial and how it was being linked to 5G. Ericsson has confirmed that the trial was of dynamic power control and interference co-ordination technology being outlined within 3GPP R12 specifications. That, of course, makes it part of the LTE-A progression path, although…

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KT and Ericsson show off Dynamic Interference Co-Ordination

Image credit: whowired.com KT and Ericsson have reportedly successfully demonstrated a technology termed Dynamic Interference Control. A report described DIC as ‘a prerequisite factor for 5G futuristic telecommunications’. According to the report on WhoWired, DIC controls interference signals between terminal devices and nearby base stations, improving download speeds by an average of 30% and enhancing voice quality. Re-emphasising its commitment to ‘spearhead 5G telecommunications’, KT has linked the technology’s ability to secure quality services in populated urban areas with 5G, predicting the deployment of denser networks in high frequency…

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