SK Telecom Wins SCF Small Cell Awards 20192019.05.23 Print
The company was named the winner of the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019 in the category of “Commercial Small Cell Design and Technology” for commercializing the world’s first 5G NR RF repeater
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it has received an award at the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019 held in London, U.K. on May 21, 2019.
Now in its 11th year, the SCF Small Cell Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the global small cell industry and takes place during the Small Cells World Summit World in London, the flagship global event for the small cell, Wi-Fi and DAS industry, which is held exclusively in partnership with the Small Cell Forum (SCF). The SCF Small Cell Awards are judged independently by a panel of leading analysts, journalists and industry experts.
SK Telecom won this year’s SCF Small Cell Awards for developing and commercializing, for the first time in the world, two different types of 5G NR RF repeaters operating in the 3.5GHz band in 2018. 5G RF repeaters, which amplify 5G radio signals to allow them to travel greater distances, are used to enhance 5G service quality by improving coverage for in-building areas.
SK Telecom’s RF repeater is built with 5G NR standard-based Time Division Duplex (TDD) Synchronization detection technology, which enables a more efficient use of limited frequency resources. In addition, the 5G repeater provides wide bandwidth support and operational optimization features.
“SK Telecom is delighted to receive this award as it recognizes our efforts to develop and commercialize new technologies in the field of 5G,” said Park Jong-kwan, Vice President and Head of 5GX Labs of SK Telecom. “We will continue to lead the 5G ecosystem by developing innovative 5G technologies to further enhance our 5G service quality”