KT allowed to use frequency band to launch LTE service

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KT allowed to use frequency band to launch LTE service

As part of the government’s deregulation policy package, KT has been given permission to use its 2.1-gigahertz frequency bandwidth to launch an LTE service. The nation’s frequency law mandated that the band be used just for a 3G data network service to serve users of older smartphones.

KT, the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier, aims to compete with SK Telecom and LG U+ in terms of LTE data speed. Its two competitors have already acquired three bandwidths each and plan to construct one large data network with up to 300 Mbps of speed by the end of this year. KT will launch a similar service in the next year.

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