Posted: September 15, 2013

SK Telecom announced that it will launch LTE roaming service throughout Japan under cooperation with SoftBank on September 13, 2013. LTE (LTE-Advanced) subscribers of SK Telecom and Softbank will be able to roam in Japan and Korea on the operators’ LTE networks. Comprehensive database of LTE Network deployments worldwide can be found here.

SK Telecom’s customers who use LTE/LTE-Advanced device that supports 1.8 GHz or 2.1 GHz (Galaxy Note 3 – to be released, G2, Vega LTE-A, etc.) will be able to enjoy ultra-fast and stable data communications over SoftBank’s LTE network in Japan.

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Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, SK Telecom has achieved interworking of 1.8 GHz FD-LTE and 2.6 GHz TD-LTE trial networks under cooperation with Mobily, Saudi Arabia’s leading mobile operator. With this success, SK Telecom expects to soon commercialize an international auto roaming service that operates on two different standards (FD-LTE and TD-LTE) of LTE technology.

“SK Telecom is pleased to announce the launch of LTE roaming service in Japan. With the goal of delivering greater value and convenience to customers, we are striving to expand our international roaming coverage,” said Kim Young-sup, Senior Vice President and Head of Collaboration Marketing Office at SK Telecom. “Our efforts have also led us to achieve another important milestone in the field of LTE roaming. By achieving successful interworking between FD-LTE and TD-LTE trial networks in Saudi Arabia, we are confident that we will able to bring LTE roaming service to another level.”

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