SK Telecom Senior Manager Kim Chang-young (left) receives an award in “Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)” category from Rethink Technology Research Director Caroline Gabriel at the Small Cell Industry Awards being held in London on June 10.
Being recognized for its technology related to complex network operation composed of small base stations in urban areas and regular base stations, SK Telecom announced that it has won two awards in the “Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)” category and the “Judge’s Choice” at the Small Cell Industry Awards (SCIA) being held in London on June 10 (local time).
SCIA is an awards ceremony that has been hosted by the world’s prestigious Small Cell Forum since 2009. The Small Cell Forum has 60 members of the world’s leading mobile communication providers, including AT&T, Vodafone, and NTT Docomo, and 90 members of communications equipment producers, including Samsung Electronics, Huawei, and Ericsson.
Unlike the existing base stations that cover large areas, small cells are equipment that provide a stable wireless network environment in relatively small coverage. It is often used in order to offer smooth communications services in a space where a radio frequency is interfered with, like indoors or in basements.
Also, the technology can accommodate excessive data traffic in small areas, so it is a well-respected field, as it allows stable communications quality in the environment where total data quantity rapidly increases.
In the same awards ceremony, SK Telecom was awarded in the “Innovative Commercialization Technology” category related to the commercialization of small base stations for three consecutive years until last year.
In particular, SK Telecom received awards due to its efficient operation by commercializing various network solutions in urban areas this year, rather than individual technology, and its management technology of networks has been internationally recognized.