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5G-PON: SK Telecom’s unified distribution network  

SK Telecom has detailed a networking architecture based on wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (WDM-PON) technology that it says will simplify the rollout of 5G while delivering significant cost savings.

The telecom operator has already deployed the networking architecture, dubbed 5G-PON, for its LTE network and is offering the design to the 5G network standards of the ITU-T.

“SK Telecom is already witnessing a great amount of cost reductions from the deployment of 5G-PON,” says Seungjoo Hong, manager of the Broadband Technology Lab at SK Telecom (pictured).

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Will LTE lead to new revenues for the operators?

The opportunities and challenges the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard poses for mobile operators. An article for the Mobile World Congress show for the magazine Informilo, click here.  


Melding networks to boost mobile broadband

In a Q&A, Bryan Kim, manager at SK Telecom's Core Network Lab, discusses the mobile operator's heterogeneous network implementation and the service benefits.

SK Telecom has developed an enhanced mobile broadband service that combines two networks: 3G and Wi-Fi or Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Wi-Fi. The mobile operator will launch the 3G/ Wi-Fi heterogeneous network service in the second quarter of 2012 to achieve a maximum data rate of 60 Megabits-per-second (Mbps), while the LTE and Wi-Fi integrated service will be offered in 2013, enabling up to a 100Mbps wireless Internet service.  


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