Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Mobile WiMAX Services in S. Korea

According to the KCC (Korea Communications Commission), there will be a new mobile WiMAX (Korean brand name WIBRO) service provider in addition to the current operators, KT and SK Telecom. The new mobile WiMAX operator will be about 1B US$ initial capital MNO consortium consisting of MVNO shareholders. KCC is planning a new frequency allocation (2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz with 10 MHz bandwidth) in early 2010 for the start of nation-wide full commercial services in 2011.

The new All-IP based mobile WiMAX network is expected to provide the voice (mVoIP) as well as the broadband data services in a truly fixed-mobile and voice-data convergence environment for each MVNO’s customized services such as m-learning, m-logistics, and m-healthcare etc.

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