MWC Shanghai: Why are we talking about 5G now?

Not surprisingly, the mobile industry doesn’t see the buzz around 5G as hype. Given that 5G will be an overlay to 4G, the massive boost in computing power, its role as an enabler for vertical industries and the long lead …

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MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote Panel

The CEOs of Huawei, Nokia, LG Uplus, as well as Australian MP Paul Fletcher, take part in a panel debate during the ‘Road to 5G’ keynote session.

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LG Uplus boss puts new spin on IoT; proclaims video as the next voice

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Sangchul Lee, CEO of Korean number three operator LG Uplus, coined a new phrase – the Internet of Thinking Machines or IoTM – and then spelt out that 5G means goodbye to voice …

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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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LG Uplus turns to the cloud to reduce LTE-Advanced interference

South Korea’s third largest mobile operator LG Uplus aims to reduce interference on its tri-band carrier aggregation LTE-Advanced network by using Cloud Digital Unit (DU) technology. The operator, with a 19 per cent market share, operates its LTE-A network on …

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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: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital, LG Uplus claims 600Mb/s with LTE-U & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital The Philippines’ largest operator PLDT announced a number of management changes along with its Q1 results, …

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Asia Briefs: Huawei’s smartphone shipments rise 28% in Q1, Telstra finalises Pacnet acquisition & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Huawei’s smartphone shipments rise 28% in Q1 Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q1 increased 28 per cent year-on-year to 17.5 million units, with …

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LG Uplus claims first commercial VoLTE roaming

South Korea’s third largest mobile operator, LG Uplus, launched voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming with Japan’s KDDI and plans to announce deals with additional foreign operators soon. The commercial roaming service, which it claims is the world’s first, is only …

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