Nokia Networks, together with SK Telecom, demonstrated 428 Mbps data transmission rates through the industry's first TD-LTE 3xCA with 256 QAM, which utilized a Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. This is a key development that lays the foundation for the introduction of TD-LTE in Korea. The trial verifies the clear benefits of 3xCA combined with 256 QAM-capable devices that can boost the peak throughput from 110 Mbps to 428 Mbps.
Nokia's Single RAN Advanced platform provides a strong foundation for SK Telecom to build the most advanced TD-LTE network capable of effectively addressing the demand for bandwidth-intensive services.
Going forward, both companies plan to strengthen their collaboration by establishing a TD-LTE test bed and conducting trials of TD-LTE services.
Jin-hyo Park, senior vice president and head of Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom, said: ""This initiative underlines our unwavering focus on harnessing technology to deliver cutting-edge data services to our subscribers. With Nokia Networks as our partner in progress, we have showcased our readiness to prepare for the introduction of TD-LTE in Korea, which will provide an altogether unmatched service experience to our users across the country.""
Andrew Cope, head of Korea, Nokia Networks, said: ""Our partnership with SKT has evolved over time to create a strong presence in Korea's telecommunications industry. This demonstration, an industry-first, adds to the milestones we have achieved in our collaboration. We are very proud to be an integral part of SKT's ambitious plans to deliver world-class services in the country.""