SK Telecom develops Wi-Fi Integrated LTE Femtocell

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SK Telecom has completed the development of 'Wi-Fi Integrated LTE Femtocell,' which provides both LTE and Wi-Fi services simultaneously. Wi-Fi Integrated LTE Femtocell is comprised of both LTE femtocell and Wi-Fi Access Point. 

It can significantly reduce equipment installation and operating cost, said SK Telecom. Moreover, it can be installed in places where power availability is a problem by applying POE (Power over Ethernet), which allows power transmission along with data over Internet.

SK Telecom plans to build LTE networks in 84 cities across the country by April 2012, eight months ahead of schedule, after which it will utilize Wi-Fi Integrated Femtocells to boost its service quality.

Wi-Fi Integrated LTE Femtocells will be first deployed in densely populated regions focusing primarily on central commercial areas of major cities where LTE traffic and users are concentrated, and then be expanded to areas with high data demand – i.e. indoor areas like shopping centers, offices, houses, and school, etc.

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