SK Telecom Inks Deal to Share LTE Knowledge with China Telecom
South Korea’s largest cellco by subscribers, SK Telecom (SKT), has agreed to share its knowledge related to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology with China Telecom Corporation. It is understood that SKT will help the Chinese company set up its 4G infrastructure in Shanghai by sharing both its technology and experience. With SKT planning to send its telecoms experts to China as part of the deal, the South Korean operator has confirmed it plans to expand its LTE consulting services to other cities in the world’s second-largest economy.
SK Telecom inked a similar deal to share its LTE knowledge in Indonesia earlier this month, while it is expected to forge links with unnamed mobile carriers in Taiwan and Mongolia during the first half of 2014. Commenting on the developments, SKT was cited as saying:
The China and Indonesia deals proved SK Telecom’s global competitiveness in the LTE service.’