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SK Telecom Tests 300Mbps Download Speeds over LTE Network

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South Korea's SK Telecom says that it has successfully developed "LTE Advanced 3 Band Carrier Aggregation (CA)" technology for the first time in the world.

The technology the company unveiled today aggregates 3 bands -- 20MHz+10MHz +10MHz -- to support speeds of up to 300Mbps.

Global standardization process for LTE-Advanced 3 band CA is currently underway and SK Telecom, with its achievement, says that it expects to play a pivotal role in this process.

Industry experts forecast LTE-Advanced 3 band CA to become commercialized in the end of 2014.

"With the successful development of "LTE-Advanced 3 Band CA", SK Telecom further strengthens its global leadership in telecommunications technologies," said Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Technology R&D Center at SK Telecom. "SK Telecom will continue to make strenuous efforts to provide unmatched service quality and speeds, which will lead to the overall advancement of the global telecommunications industry.

Meanwhile, SK Telecom plans to showcase its LTE-Advanced 3 band CA at MWC 2014, to be held in Barcelona next month. The company will demonstrate 450Mbps LTE-A by aggregating three component carriers (20MHz+ 20MHz+20MHz).

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