KT and Samsung Achieve 1Gbps Speed on 5G Commercial Network in Seoul

KT and Samsung Achieve 1Gbps Speed on 5G Commercial Network in Seoul

Foto: Depositphotos

KT Corporation and Samsung announced that they have successfully achieved 1Gbps speed over the air using KT’s 5G commercial network deployed in Seoul. The network has been providing 5G mobility commercial service from December 1, 2018, in collaboration with Samsung’s Networks Business unit.

KT has used its 5G network using 3.5GHz frequency deployed in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, which comprised of Samsung’s 5G NR end-to-end network solutions including 5G radio and vCore supporting both 4G LTE and 5G simultaneously, and 5G smartphone Galaxy S10 5G. The two companies have focused on providing end users with real-world outdoor mobile experiences, achieving overall 1Gbps speed on 5G smartphone connected to 5G commercial network.

This has been one of the key accomplishments for the two companies, proving that 5G commercial network is ready to deliver stable gigabit speed for end-users since last December, signifying the impact of 5G commercialization and promising enhanced user experiences in a real outdoor environment. After KT selected Samsung as the key 5G network solution provider in November 2018, they have jointly built the 5G commercial network, on-air already from last December. Since then, they have been focusing on optimizing for both wider coverage and exponential data traffic derived by 5G’s higher speed.

As 5G commercial service for end-users is set to arrive this spring, KT announced that 5G network will be ready for end-user mobility service in 85 cities nationwide including the Seoul metropolitan area in the next few days. This includes 5G service coverage expansion throughout a number of major national highway and high-speed railways connecting cities. In addition, it will gradually cover 464 colleges and universities, subways, landmark buildings and parts of mountainous areas.

More from category

Romania Readies $474 Million 5G Auction, With No Huawei Ban

Romania Readies $474 Million 5G Auction, With No Huawei Ban

24 Jun 2019 comment

Romania plans to start selling the frequency spectrum needed for 5G in the fourth quarter of this year, , according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement

23 Jun 2019 comment

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures have signed a license agreement ending all patent infringement lawsuits between the companies.

Ericsson Launches Enhanced 5G Deployment Options

Ericsson Launches Enhanced 5G Deployment Options

18 Jun 2019 comment

Ericsson continues to develop its service-provider-focused 5G platform through the launch of new software and hardware solutions to expand 5G deployment options.