Hot on the heels of rival Korean competitor SK Telecom’s LTE-A network, LG Uplus, the nation’s smallest mobile service, has followed suit by introducing its own service.
Korean new agency Yonhap News is reporting that the LTE-A is already up and running throughout Seoul and several other major cities in South Korea, but it won’t be available nationwide until the third quarter of this year.
LG Uplus claims the service provides speeds up to twice as fast as current LTE standards, saying an 800MB file can be downloaded in 40 seconds.
Yonhap claims that a flurry of LTE-A phones and tablets will roll out in the near future. I won’t throw aside the possibility that the now confirmed LG G2 will be interactive with the LTE-A network. Samsung has already announced a dedicated Galaxy S4 LTE-A model, so its only a matter of time before LG follows suit.
We’ll just have to wait and see at LG’s media event on August 7th.