Joint marketing agreement with Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company.
Pokémon GO, a location-based augmented reality game for Android and iOS mobile devices, had surpassed 650 million downloads worldwide. Released in the Korean market in January 2017, the game has recently added over 80 new Pokémon.
‘Best Mobile Video, TV or Film App’ among global media operators
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that ‘oksusu,’ its mobile IPTV service jointly operated with SK Broadband* was recognized by the GSMA as the ‘Best Mobile Video, TV or Film App’ category at the Global Mobile(GLOMO) Awards 2017 at Mobile World Congress 2017.
To operate T.um Mobile during MWC 2017
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it will bring T.um Mobile, a travelling ICT museum, to Barcelona to provide Spanish children with the chance to experience cutting-edge technologies. T.um Mobile will be opened as part of the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) Barcelona at Fira Montjuic, from February 27 to March 2, 2017.
SK Telecom to Build a New ICT Ecosystem through Openness and Collaboration
SK Telecom announced that, together with its subsidiaries including SK Broad-band and SK Planet, it will invest a total of KRW 11 trillion over the next three years. This includes KRW 5 trillion for the creation of a new ICT ecosystem that facilitates cooperation with global leading players and local startups, as well as KRW 6 trillion for the development of next generation mobile networks such as 5G.
Expect the enhanced data communication speed to improve stability and safety
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, has realized a peak rate of 3.6Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 kilometers per hour.The demonstration took place at BMW driving center located in Yeongjong Island, Incheon, where the three companies have successfully deployed the world largest mmWave 5G trial network using the 28GHz band and demonstrated the world’s first 5G-based connected car in November 2016.SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, has realized a peak rate of 3.6Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 kilometers per hour.
True V2x communications realized by the 5G network
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it deployed the world largest mmWave 5G trial network using the 28GHz band at BMW driving center located in Yeongjong Island, Incheon, and demonstrated the world’s first 5G-based connected car, named ‘T5.’
SK Telecom’s 5G Technologies Win Global Recognition
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) today announced that it has received three prestigious global awards for its pioneering efforts in the field of 5G. The company has won the “Biggest Contribution of 5G R&D” and “Most Notable Partnership between an Operator and Solutions Provider” held in Singapore on September 27, 2016. Also, on the same day, SK Telecom has been named the winner of the “Best 5G Initiative” award at RAN World Awards 2016 held in Dusseldorf, Germany.
SK Telecom Introduces Artificial Intelligence Service NUGU
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) today held a press conference at its Seoul headquarters to introduce NUGU*, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) service based on voice recognition technology. The company has also shared plans to further develop its A.I. platform and services in cooperation with third party developers and customers.
SK Telecom Commercializes Nationwide LoRa Network for IoT
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today held a press conference to announce the completion of the nationwide deployment of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN)* based on LoRa technology; the launch of price plans for LoRa-based IoT services; and its plans to vitalize the IoT ecosystem.
The company finished building LoRaWAN across the country by end of June, six months earlier than its initial schedule, covering 99 percent of the population. By securing both nationwide LTE-M and LoRaWAN, which are two main pillars of the IoT network, SK Telecom said that it is now fully ready to create valuable business opportunities in the IoT era. The company had completed nationwide LTE-M rollout in March, 2016.
SK Telecom Completes Field Trial for its 5G System
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it, together with Samsung Electronics, had successfully tested its 5G system at 28 GHz in the outdoor environment. 5G Millimeter Wave* technologies applied to the test include transmitter, receiver and antenna technologies designed to effectively transmit radio signals in the 28GHz band, as well as 3D beamforming**, which is the key technology that compensates radio propagation path loss in the higher frequency bands caused by the short wavelengths of millimeter waves and high atmospheric attenuation.
SK Telecom and Accedian win GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2016
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that it was awarded ‘Best Technology Enabler’ at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2016, the industry’s biggest and the most prestigious award, for its Virtualized Network Monitoring Solution jointly developed with Accedian.
2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree
SK Telecom(NYSE:SKM) today announced that its UO Smart Beam Laser has been named a 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Home Video/Audio Components and Accessories category.
SK Telecom Unveils Smart Home to Realize Perfect Home Environment
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today launched Smart Home, a service built on an open IoT platform to realize a safe, convenient and energy-efficient home environment for consumers.