SK Telecom, R&S team up for next-gen antenna tech27 Aug 2013
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SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint research and development of next-generation antenna technologies. The firms plan to build a test bed for active antenna systems (AAS), a smart antenna system developed as part of SK's strategy to promote a concept known as SUPER Cell. The aim is to create a stable mobile environment that allows customers to experience faster speeds by enhancing traffic management efficiency through smart antenna systems, the companies indicated.
Under the MOU, the firms will work together to create a test bed for AAS, a core technology in next-generation antenna systems, for performance verification. Under this agreement, the two companies will also conduct research and development for next-generation antenna system equipment. Rohde & Schwarz will provide SK with signal generators (R&S SMW200A, R&S SGS100A) and a radio network analyser (R&S TSMW).
As part of an initiative by SK Telecom to enhance the performance of its LTE Advanced/LTE network, the company has been focusing on promoting network evolution through small cell technologies. In particular, it has suggested a differentiated technology concept called SUPER Cell to expand network capacity and improve data quality.
AAS will allow customers to experience high-quality service even in areas of high data traffic, since the antenna can coordinate the amount of radio signals to be sent from the base station.
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