London: LTE-A i.e. Long Term Evolution Advanced network, has reportedly launched the most advanced and fastest ever 4G network for consumers in South Korea.

The LTE-A network allows users to download data up to a speed of 150 megabits per second which is twice as before and 10 times the speed of 3G services, a news channel reported.

According to the report, SK Telecom said that its LTE-A network will be fast enough to start offering a full-HD1080p video streaming service from July. The firm has also announced that it would offer a group video chat service with higher video and audio quality which was not possible before.

Samsung has released a special version of the Galaxy S4 handset with new communication chip to access the 4G network and SK Telecom hopes that more compatible devices will be launched before the end of this year.
The report said that existing smart devices will not be able to take advantage of the speed boost, but users who do decide to upgrade will not face additional data fees.

Meanwhile in UK EE's 4G network currently has the speed of 75 mbps, but its latest launch of 'double-speed 4G' is claimed to match the speed of SK Telecom's LTE-A network.

Analyst at the telecoms consultant Ovum, Daryl Schoolar said that more than speed the issue of capacity is more important adding that networks are like highways and by adding the equivalent of more lanes operators ensure that subscriber speeds don't slow down as much at the busiest network times, the report added.


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