Latest in 3gpp long term evolution

Image credit:

SK Telecom utilizing Multi Carrier technology to improve LTE service, roaming

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom has officially begun the commercial rollout of its Multi Carrier (MC) network. The technology, which will be available in twenty-three cities by the close of 2012, will allow equipped devices to seamlessly wander between the 800MHz and 1.8GHz LTE frequencies (while also adding 20MHz of uplink/downlink spectrum). Aside from improving throughput and coverage within the country, SK hopes the addition of the 1.8GHz frequency to its handsets' repertoire will provide customers with a better LTE roaming experience when abroad -- a handful of Asian and European nations have settled on 1.8GHz as their Long Term Evolution band of choice. New devices, with compatible radios, will be necessary to leverage the Multi Carrier goodness, although the carrier did note that Samsung's ever-popular Galaxy S III would support the hotness. We would like to raise our glass to SK Telecom and offer a toast to the bright future of multi-band high-speed wireless networks. Cheers!

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Upcoming 'GTA: Online' heist targets the Diamond Casino

Upcoming 'GTA: Online' heist targets the Diamond Casino

View
Riot Games is expanding 'League of Legends' universe with third-party titles

Riot Games is expanding 'League of Legends' universe with third-party titles

View
The National Archives preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans

The National Archives preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans

View
Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports

Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr