Korean telecom carrier SK Telecom and Samsung will now work together to develop the next generation mobile technology. The two companies will now help each other in 5G standardization groups and technology forums.
Right now the focus is to define a select frequency bands suitable for implementation of 5G technology, conduct R&D and experiment on enabling technologies, including the next-generation small cell, massive MIMO and next-generation modulation/demodulation, and develop large-volume and high-quality services based on 5G and the IoT.
Earlier we posted a story on how Samsung is experimenting new gigabit speed over mobile. Similarly SK Telecom is also planning to build a new network on the expected gigabit speeds of 5G. The company is planning to develop new services such as augmented/virtual reality, mobile tele-presence and holograms. In addition, the company plans to develop advanced-IoT technology to enable hyper-connected services that connect all objects and humans for interaction without limits of time and place.
SK Telecom is also working with network companies such as Ericsson and Nokia to shape the future of 5G mobile communication.