SK Telecom Sets LTE Launch Date

Korean carrier holds LTE demonstration at its Bundang Building

April 20, 2011

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SEOUL -- SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) today held a 4G LTE network demonstration for the first time in Korea at its Bundang Building's LTE Test-bed to showcase its leading technological expertise based on which the company will introduce innovative LTE services in July 2011.

At the 4G LTE network demonstration, the company compared speeds of 4G LTE and 3G WCDMA; showcased LTE-based 3D video streaming and high definition video content download/ streaming; and demonstrated high definition video call between two handsets, one located in a moving bus and the other in the Bundang Building.

As SK Telecom launches 4G LTE demonstration and makes full-fledged preparations to launch commercial LTE service in July, the Korean market for wireless data service will see a great rise in demand for high-definition content and multi-player network games.

SK Telecom has made great contributions to the growth of the handset and telecommunications equipment industries in Korea by commercializing 2G CDMA and 3G WCDMA (mobile phone-based HSDPA) for the first time in the world. The company once again leads the way by being the first in Korea to demonstrate 4G LTE, the most effective technology to handle soaring data traffic, thereby helping the Korean ICT industry – i.e. large-volume content, next generation applications, etc. – make a leap forward and open new markets for LTE handset and equipment.

SK Telecom (Nasdaq: SKM)

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