SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Contela is selected to co-develop 5G Small Cell with SK Telecom and ETRI for 'Project of Intelligent 5G Small Cell Technology Development'. This joint project group aims to commercialize 5G Small Cells in the telecommunication networks. It is set to obtain essential patents on the international standard technology in Small Cell industry.
Contela will develop low-powered and compact 5G Small Cells which support 3.5GHz and 28GHz (5G frequencies) with its proprietary technologies. Contela has been recognized for its technology, successfully providing the world first LTE Small Cells to SK Telecom in Korea and exporting LTE Small Cells to Japan and the US.
SK Telecom, Korea's leading mobile network operator now rapidly heading towards 5G, will set requirements for 5G Small Cells based on the international standards for 5G and provide a test network for verification of 5G Small Cell equipment.
5G frequency has a very high frequency band with high propagation loss. Current technology makes it difficult for frequency of 28GHz band to pass a wall. It means that demand for Small Cell can be explosively increased to overcome the indoor shadow area.
Through this joint 5G Small Cell project, it is expected that Contela can minimize time-to-market and secure competitiveness in the 5G network equipment industry where foreign-made products are dominant. Contela will achieve Small Cell reference early and gain a competitive edge for domestic and global market share.
Jaewoong Chung, CTO of Contela, mentioned, "This project is a good opportunity to make use of SK Telecom and ETRI's high level of technology and Contela will keep developing products focusing on commercialization."
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