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- SK Telecom Successfully Develops LTE-Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation 2014.01.20
- Develops “LTE-Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation (CA)” technology that can successfully combine three component carriers - 20MHz+10MHz+10MHz – to offer speeds of up to 300Mbps
- Plans to demonstrate 450Mbps LTE-Advanced by aggregating three 20MHz bands at MWC 2014
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it successfully developed “LTE-Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation (CA)” technology for the first time in the world.
The technology the company unveiled today aggregates 3 bands – 20MHz+10MHz +10MHz – to support speeds of up to 300Mbps. With the successful development of this technology, customers will be able to experience the fastest LTE-Advanced speeds once the related chipset and devices are developed. Industry experts forecast LTE-Advanced 3 band CA to become commercialized in the end of 2014.
Global standardization process for LTE-Advanced 3 band CA is currently underway and the company, with its achievement, expects to play a pivotal role in this process.
“With the successful development of “LTE-Advanced 3 Band CA”, SK Telecom further strengthens its global leadership in telecommunications technologies,” said Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Technology R&D Center at SK Telecom. “SK Telecom will continue to make strenuous efforts to provide unmatched service quality and speeds, which will lead to the overall advancement of the global telecommunications industry.
Meanwhile, SK Telecom plans to showcase its LTE-Advanced 3 band CA at MWC 2014, to be held in Barcelona next month. At this global exhibition, the company will demonstrate 450Mbps LTE-Advanced by aggregating three component carriers (20MHz+ 20MHz+20MHz).