History

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A living witness of Korean telecommunication history of 120+ years

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1st phone in Korea in 1896

2021

LTE/5G expansion Gangwon with SKT

LTE/5G expansion Gangwon, Jeolla with LGU+

5G SA commercialization with KT

5G NSA Core commercialization with LGU+

The highest throughput in Gangwon with SKT in Gov. 5G performance measurement

2020

Top rank in the first Gov. 5G performance measurement

The first 5G SA with SKT

DSS Trial with KT

2019

Beyond 5G MoU with SKT

5G 28GHz Trial with SKT, KT & LGU+

5G commercialization with SKT, KT, LGU+

5G Core NSA commercialization with SKT

2018

5G vender selection

The first SA 5G NR Interoperability Development Testing (IoDT) based on 3GPP

2017

The first NSA 5G NR Interoperability Development Testing (IoDT) based on 3GPP

5G Phase 3 Prototype Demo

2016 5G Phase 2 Prototype Demo
2015 Driving 5G era with leading operators in Korea
2014 vEPC/SDN and Cloud transformation project
2013 LTE-A support to SK Telecom, KT, LG U+
2012

VoLTE solution to LG U+, SKT and KT

VoLTE Competence Center Inauguration in Anyang, Korea

Renamed Ericsson-LG

2011 Starting 4G/LTE supply to LG U+, SKT and KT
2010

Renamed LG-Ericsson, Ericsson acquires Nortel’s stake in LG-Nortel

KT Cloud Communication Center contract

2009

Developed a World’s first Android embedded multimedia phone

Awarded ‘Green Pioneer’ EU-Korea Award

2008

Demonstration of wireless internet based 4G network with LG Electronics

2007

LG U+ CDMA Rev. A service launch

VoIP enabled network supply to KT and SK Telink

Won minister prize of the Ministry of Information and Communication in the enterprise sector

2006

The World’s first handset-based HSDPA network launch with SKT

Nationwide ultra-high speed wireless network launch with KT

2005

Established Joint Venture between LG Electronics and Nortel

2004

WCDMA mobile platform supply

2003

The Korea first soft switch and NGN solution with KT

2002

Developed STP high Speed Links at KTF R&D

2001

Commercialization of asynchronous IMT-2000 system (UMTS)

1996

Awarded ‘New Media Prize’

1995

The World first CDMA for commercial uses

1991

Established Ericsson Korea Ltd.

1984

The first commercial production of electronics telephone exchange

1982

Contract with KT on AXE, Digital Telephony switch, toll switches

1973

The first key phone in Korea

1896

The first Magneto Telephone Switch to Chosun Dynasty