Even though the Indian eco-system is lagging to take forward the Telecom reforms, the rest of the world has moved away from 3G and LTE towards LTE-Advanced. The network competition has now shifted to high-speed LTE from LTE. There are two types of high-speed LTE, which are LTE-A and Broadband LTE.
So what exactly is the Difference between LTE-A and Broadband LTE when it comes to the Network part of the discussion. Basically, LTE speed increases in line with the width of the LTE spectrum bandwidth. Continue reading What is the difference between LTE-A and Broadband LTE?
The Most Progressive Government when it comes to the Telecommunications, South Korea concluded Auction for Telecom Spectrum bands of 1800Mhz and 2600MHz which enables Data Transfer at unimaginable speeds of 100Mbps, which in India is still a dream even on our office Network where it theoretically gets connected at that speed but has much lower output.
SK Telecom won the C2 1.8GHz band and can offer natural LTE wide-band on 1.8GHz with 35MHz band in its secondary
spectrum. SKT has to return its existing 1.8GHz with 20MHz band, which it won for W995bn back in 2011 but the remaining W450bn usage fees will be waived. Continue reading Korea Spectrum Auction Ends – 1800MHz Blocks Allotted for 4G LTE-A
South Korea’s SK Telecom has taken the lead with the start of LTE-A service on 26 June and became the first player in Global Telecommunications history to launch LTE-A services, followed by LGU on 18th of July. The merit of LTE-A has been that it is mainly achieved through software upgrades (multi carrier and carrier aggregation) and hence precludes the necessity of major additional capital expenditure.
SK Telecom daily subscriber growth has picked up from 5,000-6,000 in June to 12,000 in July. SKT has thus far secured LTE-A 150,000 users. LGU has launched its LTE-A service on 18 July. Both operators Continue reading South Korea Mobile Data Usage Doubles, 4G LTE Data Usage Quadruples in a Year
TD-LTE will be a key secondary global 4G standard and could get up to 30% market share, in line with the percentage of global spectrum allocated on an unpaired basis. Three key factors which suggest a much more bullish outlook for TD-LTE are as follows:
China Mobile has spearheaded the development of a global trade called the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), led by the former head of the GSMA trade group. It stresses the telecoms world is moving toward a multi-frequency, multimode future. The rapid ramp-up in data traffic is forcing operators to Continue reading TD-LTE Data Gaining Ground Worldwide
At time when Indian Telcos are still struggling to upgrade their customers to 3G and designing strategies to offload 3G network traffic to Wi-Fi, Korean Telcos will finish deployment of LTE-A [150 mbps speed, ideally] by the end of this year and in the absence of 5G in near term, they expect mobile capex to continue to fall YoY. Around 60% of the total Korean wireless subscribers are expected to migrate to LTE by end 2013, and establish a more stable three-player market [SK Telecom, LGU and KT Corp]. In next phase of LTE competition (next 6–12 months), expect SKT to reap benefit of its dominant market share as LTE growth slows. KT Corp is also catching up in LTE market share & strong earnings growth of its non-telco businesses. Continue reading 60% Koreans to Upgrade to LTE – Telcos Deploy LTE-A Network