SK Telecom for the first time in the world to offer 300Mbps LTE-A this year
SK Telecom today announced that it has 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 SK Telecom with its achievement expects to play a pivotal role in this process. SK Telecom plans to showcase its LTE-Advanced 3 band CA at MWC 2014, to be held in Barcelona next month. In June 2013, SK Telecom and Samsung debuted the first generation (150Mbps) LTE-A service in South Korea with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 version.