South Korea’s biggest telecommuications firm SK Telecom has opened a SK Telecom Community Broadband Centre (SK CBC) in Kuala Tomani, Sabah, further bridging the digital divide between urban and rural folks apart from uplifting the standard of living of local residents.
The centre aims to improve internet connectivity for local residents in line with being able to access the government’s online service, the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said in a statement Tuesday.
South Korea’s SK Telecom and Japan’s Softbank have launched LTE roaming service in Japan and South Korea. LTE subscribers of SK Telecom and Softbank will be able to roam in Japan and Korea on the operators’ LTE networks.
South Korea’s SK Telecom announced it will launch LTE roaming services throughout Japan, starting on 13 September, in cooperation with SoftBank. LTE roaming between the two countries will be possible using LTE/LTE-Advanced devices supporting 1.8GHz or 2.1GHz frequencies. In Saudi Arabia, South Korea’s largest operator said it has successfully trialed interworking of 1.8GHz FDD-LTE and 2.6GHz TD-LTE networks with Mobily. Commercial roaming services are expected soon.
South Korea’s SK Telecom has announced plans to increase the speed and coverage of its 4G service by using spectrum it acquired in August. The operator picked up another 35MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz band and plans to combine this with other holdings to provide LTE services of up to 150Mbps. In a statement, SK Telecom (Seoul, South Korea) said that all LTE customers using a number of devices – including Samsung’s (Seoul, South Korea) Galaxy S3 and Apple’s (Cupertino, CA, USA) iPhone 5 – would be able to enjoy 100Mbps services without having to pay additional charges.
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