SK Telecom Enhances LTE Network with Rollout of Services Using 1800 MHz Band

SK Telecom (SKT) has announced that it is now offering 4G LTE services using the spectrum in the 1800MHz band which it won in the government’s recent frequency auction. SKT said it has launched its ‘newly enhanced’ LTE services in the Mapo district of Seoul, and plans to expand coverage to ‘main areas’ of eleven major districts of the capital by early next month. Looking further ahead, SKT has said it aims to extend 1800MHz LTE services to the Seoul metropolitan area by November 2013, and with a further six metropolitan cities expected to gain access to upgraded offering by March 2014, nationwide coverage is forecast to be achieved by July 2014.


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