SK Telecom plans LTE-A Pro launch next month

first_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more 3HK prepares 5-band CA deployment South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom plans to upgrade its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network to support a theoretical peak download speed of 500Mb/s next month and aims to boost the speed to 1Gb/s in 2019.The operator said it would first launch the faster LTE service, called LTE-A Pro (and sometimes dubbed 4.5G), in metropolitan areas and expand coverage to 90 per cent of the nation by 2019, with more than 90,000 base stations, the Korea Times reported.Choi Seung-won, SVP for SKT’s infrastructure strategy division, said that after acquiring additional spectrum in an auction earlier in the month, it will be the only operator in the country to be able to offer five-band carrier aggregation (CA) service.SKT, with a 49 per cent market share, won two blocks of 60MHz in the 2.6GHz band. KT went home with 20MHz in the 1.8GHz band, while LG Uplus picked up 20MHz of 2.1GHz spectrum.Choi said SKT will use 4×4 massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and 256QAM technologies with its new 2.6GHz spectrum to boost network speeds, noting the combination of its LTE-A Pro network and five-band CA will enable it to reach 1Gb/s speeds in 2019, according to the Times.In March SKT announced plans to deploy a nationwide low-power wide area (LPWA) network this year as part of its long-term strategy to support Internet of Things (IoT) services. The operator said it will invest more than KRW100 billion ($84 million) in IoT projects over the next two years. Joseph Waring Related Asia 2.6GHz bandLTE-A ProLTE-AdvancedSKT Telecom AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 MAY 2016 center_img Previous ArticleRCom, Aircel again extend merger talksNext ArticleGlobe calls for government to streamline ICT agencies MPT takes 4G coverage to 256 Myanmar townships Author Tags True Move turns on 5G HomeAsiaNews SK Telecom plans LTE-A Pro launch next monthlast_img read more

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La Salle sweeps Ateneo to capture UAAP Season 79 crown

first_img“Sobrang hirap nito. Ang daming pressure pero ayaw magpatalo ng players and coaches,” said coach Aldin Ayo.READ: Mbala banners UAAP Season 79 top performersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliJeron Teng carried La Salle with a season-high 28 points and three rebounds in game 2, a performance worthy of the the Finals Most Valuable Player award.Season MVP Ben Mbala also ended his dominating year with 18 markers and 10 boards in the clincher in front of 17,495 in attendance. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The Green Archers set the tone early, with Teng taking charge in the first half as 19 points paved for a 45-35 lead.READ: Baldwin: Ateneo will learn from Game 1 loss to La SalleBut the Blue Eagles refused to go down, staying within striking distance for the rest of the way.La Salle, however, won’t be denied with Mbala securing the win with a thunderous dunk within the final two minutes.Mike Nieto topped Ateneo with 18 points and three rebounds, while Adrian Wong and Raffy Verano got 10 in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus NU Bulldogs open head coach post to applicants Brygy Ginebra victory party PLAY LIST 02:49Brygy Ginebra victory party00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young MOST READ View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town La Salle celebrates its ninth overall championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle romped to the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball crown with a 79-72 triumph over Ateneo to complete the Finals sweep Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers, who went 13-1 in the elimination round, added a ninth title—second in the last four years–to their quiver to become the third-winningest team in UAAP basketball history.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise The Scores:LA SALLE 79 – Teng 28, Mbala 18, Montalbo 9, Melecio 7, Caracut 5, Perkins 4, Torres 3, Tratter 2, P. Rivero 2, Sargent 1.ATENEO 72 – Mi. Nieto 18, Wong 10, Verano 10, Asistio 9, Go 8, Ikeh 6, Ma. Nieto 4, Ravena 3, Black 2, Tolentino 2, Porter 0, Babilonia 0.Quarters: 22-16, 45-35, 59-52, 79-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

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Samukai Apologizes to West Pointers

first_imgAdmitting for the first time that soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) were responsible for last year’s shooting incident in the slum Community of West Point that resulted in the death of young Shaki Kamara, the Minister of National Defense, Brownie J. Samukai Jr., has openly apologized to the family of the deceased and West Pointers as a whole.Minister Samukai’s apology was made in his statement before an array of government officials led by CIC President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the full hierarchy of the AFL, the diplomatic corps and other foreign dignitaries, and hundreds of citizens who attended the Armed Forces Day program at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia yesterday.Last August a contingent of soldiers assigned to West Point to help manage efforts to quarantine that community to avoid the spread of the virus, got into a confrontation with residents who tried to resist the quarantine.In the melee that ensued, 16 year old Shaki Kamara was shot in the leg and bled to death of his bullet wounds. One other person was taken to the hospital for treatment for a bullet that pierced his abdomen.Following the shooting incident the AFL came under intense public criticism for its contentious first interaction with the public, particularly at the time of the Ebola outbreak in the country.There was initial denial by the Ministry of Defense who claimed Shaki’s wounds were caused by barbed wire.An investigation conducted by a board of inquiry set up by CIC, President Sirleaf, linked a few soldiers to the commission of the crime, accusing them of ‘illegal discharge of fire arms’ among civilian population.  But there were no recommendations to reprimand those soldiers or their commander who were found culpable. Minister Samukai in his apology yesterday explained that during the deployment of the AFL to support the quarantining of West Pointers, “a very unfortunate incident occurred in which Shaki Kamara was shot in the leg, and subsequently bled to death.” “We apologize for this loss, and upon your orders we have taken the necessary After Action Review, and punitive measures to avoid a recurrence.”Minister Samukai did not name those responsible for the shooting or disclose in yesterday’s statement what punitive measures had been taken against them and any compensation awarded to Shaki’s family for their loss. Family members of Shaki are yet to comment on the statement of apology made by Minister Samukai yesterday.  President Sirleaf had on previous occasions made a similar apology to the family on behalf of her government.    Meanwhile in his Armed Forces Day statement, Minister Samukai  said that the AFL had collaborated with the joint security in deploying in seven of the 15 counties during the height of the Ebola epidemic last year, and participated in efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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