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LG Telecom sets 4G target date of 2013

11 Dec 2008

According to South Korean news source Maeil Business Newspaper, citing comments from LG Telecom CEO Jung Il-jae, the telco plans to launch 4G mobile services in 2013. Jung said, ‘Further upgraded 4G mobile communications service will be provided beginning 2013 upon establishing a nationwide network…once low-band frequency is secured next year.’ The operator will focus on securing spectrum in the 800MHz-900MHz range in 2009. Jung revealed that the telco would disagree with plans to auction spectrum for such frequencies, due to SK Telecom already holding 800MHz frequency.

South Korea, LG Uplus

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