Broadcom has announced that SK Telecom, Korea's largest telecommunications company, has selected Broadcom's latest small cell SoC devices with carrier aggregation technology to enhance its high-speed 4G LTE services. By leveraging Broadcom's advanced small cell SoC features, SK Telecom can significantly increase overall throughput and extend network coverage and capacity.
By integrating Broadcom's BCM61765 SoCs, SK Telecom will be the first to deploy LTE small cells capable of aggregating two non-contiguous bands, thus increasing bandwidth and data throughout its LTE network. The company completed verification of its Broadcom-enabled small cells using its commercial LTE network this quarter and plans to deploy its enterprise network solutions later this year.
“SK Telecom is making constant efforts to enhance our LTE network and offer a wider range of value added services to our mobile customers,” said Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Technology R&D Center, SK Telecom. “As a result of Broadcom's superior capabilities in small cell chipset innovation, we can deliver the seamless mobile experience our subscribers have come to expect.”
“Our latest generation of residential and triple-mode enterprise baseband processors for small cells provide global carriers with a powerful solution for extending the 4G LTE network,” said Greg Fischer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access, Broadcom. “SK Telecom is taking a leadership role in the deployment of small cells to deliver an optimal experience to its customers.”