SOLiD is Key to SK Telecom 5G In-Building Award Winning Solution


We at SOLiD are at the forefront of 5G innovation.  Our heritage is based in Korea – a place where a comprehensive 5G rollout is happening in Seoul and many other cities. This rollout includes indoor and outside solutions. It’s really cool to be part of a company driving this type of innovation.

Recently SOLiD was recognized in a press release from SK Telecom as a key ingredient in a 5G repeater being rolled out by SKT.  Earlier this month, SKT had won an award at SCF 2019 in London for SK Telecom’s World 1st 5G NR RF Repeater Commercialization for 5G Coverage Extension. 

Here is the SKT press release translated into English.  The original press release is found in the hyperlink included below.


SK Telecom 5G in-building Solution Recognized Across the World


SK Telecom 5GX Lab's manager (left), who participated in the awards ceremony of 'Small Cell Design and Technology Commercialization' at the 'Small Cell Award 2019' held in London on May 21, Judge of Small Cell Awards. Photo provided by SK Telecom

SK Telecom has been awarded for '5G In-Building Solution Commercialization Technology' at 'Small Cell Forum Awards 2019' held in London, U.K. on May 21, 2019. 

SK Telecom won this award in recognition of its achievements in developing and commercializing 2  two different types of 5G RF repeaters in the 3.5GHz band for the first time in the world last year. RF repeaters amplifying the 5G signals to transmit longer distances are used to improve the quality of In-door 5G service indoors by enhancing coverage. 

The Small Cell Award highly recognizes SK Telecoms RF repeater which is built with 5G Standard-based Time Division Duplex (TDD) Synchronization detection technology. By using the TDD technology, both uplink and downlink transmissions are arranged one after the other on time scale, which enables more efficient use of limited frequency resources.

The award is more delightful, particularly to SOLiD which is a specialized company in RF development in South Korea. As a collaborating company of SK Telecom, SOLiD has developed the 5G RF repeaters with SK Telecom. Also, both companies have applied new features - wide bandwidth support and operational optimization features - to this new 5G RF repeaters.

The Small Cell Awards is a global ICT awards ceremony held every year since 2009 by the 'Small Cell Forum', which boasts world-renowned authority. Some of the world's leading mobile operators such as AT & T, Vodafone, and NTT DoCoMo, as well as some 90 telecom equipment manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, Huawei and Ericsson, join the Small Cell Forum. 

A small cell as a device provides a radio access point and network coverage with low radio frequency (RF) power output, footprint, and range. It can be deployed indoors or outdoors, where the signal barely reaches to and on licensed, shared or unlicensed spectrum. In addition, the small cell carries data traffic that occurs in a small area, it is possible to provide stable communication quality even in an environment where the amount of data is rapidly increased.

“SK Telecom is delighted to receive this award as it recognizes our efforts to develop and commercialize new technologies in the field of 5G, said Park Jong-kwan, Vice President and Head of 5GX Labs of SK Telecom. We will continue to lead the 5G ecosystem by developing innovative 5G technologies to further enhance our 5G service quality

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