KT LTE WARP Receives the World’s Best LTE Communication Carrier Award
▶ KT received the best communication common carrier award in the LTE area during the LTE World Summit 2012.
▶ The world recognizes the technical excellence of the world’s first cloud-based LTE WARP.
▶ Together with Samsung Electronics, KT discussed LTE WARP technology exports with major global suppliers.
KT’s advanced LTE WARP technology was recognized as the world’s best technology.
KT (CEO Lee Sukchae, www.kt.com) announced on 24th of May that LTE WARP, the next-generation communication network implemented by KT – the first in the world – received the 2012 LTE Award for “Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator” during the LTE World Summit, which has the highest authority in the LTE area.
The award implies that the LTE WARP technology, which was developed jointly by KT and Samsung, is recognized as the world’s most revolutionary network technology among renowned global LTE operators.
LTE Awards 2012 is managed by Informa Telecoms & Media (www.informatm.com), and has the foremost authority in the LTE area. The award is given to the enterprise that achieved the most outstanding business results and innovation among the entire LTE-related business throughout the world, and KT was first to receive the award among domestic mobile communication operators.
<Ian Hemming (left), CEO of Informa Telecoms & Media, gave the award to Kim Seongman, vice president of KT Network Division, at the LTE World Summit 2012, the foremost authority in the LTE area. The summit was held in Barcelona, Spain, on May 23, 2012, and 200 LTE business-related people participated in the event.>
The panel of judges was selected from global service providers, such as Orange, AT&T, Hutchinson, and Telecom Italia, and award-winners who accomplished the best results in the LTE field in 2012 were chosen in 10 areas, including LTE service provider, mobile phone, chipset, core equipment and wireless device.
In 2011, Samsung Electronics received an award in the handset area, while Qualcomm and TeliaSonera (Sweden) received awards in the chipset and service provider areas, respectively.
Kim Seongman, vice president of KT Network Division, participated in the awards ceremony, and received a favorable response from participating industry officials and the press by delivering the keynote address for the LTE World Summit held in conjunction with the ceremony.
The area that KT LTE Warp was awarded on this occasion was “LTE AWARD for Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by an Operator.” KT received high praise for being first in the world to implement the next-generation LTE technology by applying the virtualization technology to the commercial LTE network.
Jean Pierre (Orange in France), one of the judges, explained the reason for granting the award: “KT LTE WARP not only applied the cloud technology to mobile communication successfully but also implemented the optimal data speed by distributing network overload properly by establishing a nationwide network.”
LTE WARP that applied the world’s best virtualization, CCC technology is the technology that revolutionarily improves the quality at the cell boundary area, by controlling cell interference efficiently. As its cell diameter is small, LTE WARP is the optimal technology for the stable VoLTE service in an LTE network that has many boundary sections.
In addition, LTE WARP implements the coordinated scheduling and joint processing function among 144 stations, using the high-performance universal virtualization server. KT was first in the world to commercialize this technology.
Therefore, LTE WARP can resolve network overload caused by data traffic explosion most effectively, and provides two times faster speed than the general LTE on the move, by minimizing interference in the cell boundary area.
Also, last March, the South African Information and Communication minister, Venezuela Science and Technology vice minister, chairman of the GSMA, and global communication service providers from the U.S., Australia, Germany and the Netherlands visited “Innovation Center,” which is the LTE WARP exhibition hall built at Yangje-dong in Seoul. Some service providers are in discussions with KT to introduce the LTE WARP technology, and are expected to import the technology within this year.
“I’m very pleased that the excellence and global position of the KT technology are recognized in the LTE service provider area by receiving the ‘Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator’ award from LTE Awards 2012 on this occasion. KT will aggressively change the dynamics of the domestic LTE market, and put more efforts into the export of LTE WARP technology,” said Kim Seongman, vice president of KT Network Division.
“Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator” of LTE Awards 2012
<The picture of the LTE Awards 2012 plaque>
<Kim Seongman, vice president of KT Network Division, is taking a commemorative photograph after receiving the “Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator” during LTE World Summit 2012, the foremost authority in the world’s LTE area, held in Barcelona, Spain, on May 23.>
<Kim Seongman, vice president of KT Network Division and team, during the LTE World Summit 2012, held in Barcelona, Spain, on May 23.>
1. LTE AWARDS 2012 Business Winner
· Category 1 - Best LTE
Device/Handset AVM GmbH
>> ZTE Corporation
· Category 2 - Best Test/Measurement LTE Product
· Category 3 - Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator
>> KT Corp
· Category 4 - Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by a Vendor
>> Huawei Technologies
· Category 5 - Most Innovative LTE Commercial Launch
>> Samsung Electronics
· Category 6 - Best LTE Core Network Element
>> Huawei Technologies
· Category 7 - Best LTE RAN Product
· Category 8 - Best Contribution to R&D for LTE
· Category 9 - Best LTE Traffic Management Product Alcatel Lucent
· Category 10 - Best Chipset / Processor Product
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About 90 analysts and researchers, who lead direct contacts with the telecoms & media market, produce intelligence services such as news and analysis products by using in-depth market survey reports and data sets which contain techniques, strategies and contents.
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