Will Apple Agree for LTE iPhone in South Korea?

As Apple is expected to launch its next model of iPhone in about a month, there are rumors of two Korean iPhone carriers lobbying Apple to include LTE radios in the next model of iPhone.

Now the question stays whether Apple will consider and agree to add LTE networking capability to its iPhone model. However, the South Korean company has stated that its executives are in Cupertino, Calif. to strike the deal.

Currently, iPhone is sold in Korea via SK Telecom, which is the country’s largest carrier, and KT. And both the companies are reported to be lobbying Apple for an LTE iPhone.

An unnamed senior KT official revealed that KT is in negotiation with Apple to convince the latter to support the company’s 1.8-gigahertz frequency in Korea for the upcoming iPhone5.

LTE is a big brand in Korea, which is reported to have around 10 million subscribers. With next iPhone, the company plans to add more to their newer networks instead of keeping customers around on their older cell networks, which are less efficient for delivering data.

There are rumors that if this deal strikes, it will be good for South Korea as the country has an impressive uptake on 4G telecommunication technology. Carriers all over the world believe that there are chances of South Korea getting LTE-enabled iPhone soon.… Read the rest

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