SK Telecom, the company behind the first implementation of LTE Advanced, recently tested their network to blistering speeds. The company used a Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE Advanced capabilities. The new standard is the successor to current-generation LTE technology, supporting much higher data transmission speeds — we saw downloads topping out at 102Mbps. SK Telecom says that the network supports even faster speeds up to a theoretical maximum of 150Mbps down and 37.5Mbps up, and it’s providing the new service to customers without increasing charges.
The company says it is launching seven devices that support the new network by the end of the year, beginning with the launch of the previously announced Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced, which is available in both red and blue, with more colours on the way. The launch is undoubtedly a major step forward for mobile technology, but with much of the world just now rolling out LTE, it looks like those of us outside Korea are going to have a significant wait on our hands before we get a taste.