KT, Nokia Networks readying LTE-M first

South Korean operator KT and Nokia Networks are to launch a trial of M2M over LTE by Q4 2015, as the two companies also confirmed the creation of an IoT lab. They claimed the LTE-M trial will be a world …

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KT unveils “world’s fastest” mobile service GiGA LTE

South Korea’s second largest mobile player KT has introduced what it says is the world’s fastest mobile service by combining LTE and WiFi networks to offer a theoretical maximum download speed of 1.17Gb/s. A KT representative told Mobile World Live …

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KT, AlcaLu are latest duo to team on 5G

South Korea’s second largest mobile operator KT has signed an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to jointly develop and test radio access technologies that could eventually be the foundation for 5G networks. The two companies will initially focus on Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualised RAN (radio …

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SKT follows rivals in offering unlimited voice and text

South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom (SKT) announced it will introduce new data-centric plans, with unlimited voice and text, after rivals KT and LG UPlus made similar offers following pressure from the government to reduce household telecom expenses. SKT, …

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Asia briefs: India regulator cuts domestic roaming rates, Lenovo’s dual-brand lineup faces headwinds & more

India regulator cuts domestic roaming rates The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s move to reduce domestic roaming rates will cut outgoing calling rates between regions, or circles, by 20 per cent and incoming rates by 40 per cent. SMS roaming …

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Korea’s Big Three plan joint app store

South Korea’s three leading mobile operators met on Friday with 150 mobile app developers to discuss setting up a joint app store call the One Store, which is scheduled to open in May. The three currently have their own app …

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Korea’s Big Three plan joint app store

South Korea’s three leading mobile operators met on Friday with 150 mobile app developers to discuss setting up a joint app store call the One Store, which is scheduled to open in May. The three currently have their own app …

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Korean regulator KCC again fines 3 mobile players over subsidies

The Korean Communications Commission (KCC) has once again fined the country’s three mobile operators for offering illegal handset discounts. The regulator imposed fines of KRW1.59 billion ($1.42 million) on LG Uplus, KRW930 million on SK Telecom and KRW870 million on KT, …

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Asia Briefs: LINE’s revenue doubles, MobiFone IPO set for mid-2016 & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: LINE’s revenue doubles Japan’s messaging application provider LINE said its total revenue more than doubled last year to JPY86.3 billion ($731 million) …

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