Apple to bring iPhone 5S supporting LTE-A to South Korea, report says

Apple to bring iPhone 5S supporting LTE-A to South Korea, report says
According to a report in Korean media, Apple will launch a version of its iPhone 5S in South Korea that supports LTE-Advanced.

SK Telecom will carry the new iPhone on its recently launched LTE-Advanced network in South Korea. LTE-Advanced is true 4G wireless communication, offering considerable download speed improvements over the pre-4G LTE technology.



"SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put our LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S. We are in the middle of negotiations," said an SK Telecom executive, requesting anonymity, told the Korea Times.

Samsung also announced its Galaxy S4 LTE-A for the same operator in Korea just last week. The SK Telecom network supports download speeds of up to 150Mbps, the fastest commercial mobile network in the world.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 1 Jul 2013 9:57
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  • 2 comments
  • hearme0

    Sounds like LTE-A is Korea only..............so.......who really cares except a few Koreans??

    1.7.2013 12:23 #1

  • Dela

    Originally posted by hearme0: Sounds like LTE-A is Korea only..............so.......who really cares except a few Koreans??
    LTE-A is not Korea only... it's 4G technology set to roll-out worldwide. The "LTE" that we use now is the precursor to LTE-A. South Korea got there first.

    1.7.2013 14:08 #2

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