LG Uplus

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Native name
Korean: LG유플러스
Traded as KRX: 032640
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor LG Telecom
Founded July 11, 1996 (1996-07-11)
Headquarters Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area served
South Korea
Key people
Lee Sang Chul (CEO)
Products Mobile telephony,
Wireless broadband services
Revenue KRW 7.8 trillion (2013)
KRW 542.1 billion (2013)
Number of employees
4,987 (As of October 31, 2009)
Parent LG Group
Subsidiaries AIN Teleservice Corp.,
CS Leader Ltd
Website LG U+

LG Uplus Corp. (Korean: LG유플러스; stylized as LG U+, KRX: 032640) is a South Korean telecommunications and Mobile phone operator controlled by the LG Group, one of the country's largest chaebol. It was formerly known as LG Telecom.

LG Telecom became one of the first companies to launch a commercial 3G service using PCS technology. In 1997, this was followed up by launching the second PCS network, offering greatly increased data transmission speeds.

LG Telecom also offers a variety of mobile services. BankOn is one of the most popular Mobile banking services in South Korea and MusicOn is an on-line music store.

In July 2006, the South Korean government has cancelled LG Telecom's business license for a W-CDMA wireless communications system after the company opted not to develop the technology. LG Telecom will instead continue investing and upgrading in its CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A network.

In January 2010, LG Telecom merged with LG Dacom and LG Powercom.

As of 1 July 2010, LG Telecom changed its name to "LG U+".

On July 17, 2013 LG Uplus launched LTE-A service and introduced Galaxy S4 LTE-A, the world’s first "100% LTE" smart mobile phone that can utilize data, voice and text with LTE and not fall back to CDMA. Starting from 2014 LG Uplus plans to release only "100% LTE" phones.[1]



As of 2012 LGU+ customers can receive the services on any of radio frequency band assigned, one or more of radio interfaces.[2]

Radio frequency range Frequency band Frequency
Generation Radio Interface License Notes
850 MHz (839-849, 884-894) 5 20 3.9G LTE
1800 MHz (1770-1780, 1860-1870) 20 3G CDMA/EVDO Rev-A/Rev-B until June 2021
2100 MHz (1920-1930, 2110-2120) 1 20 3.9G LTE auction 44.55billion won
2600 MHz (2520-2540, 2640-2660) 7 40 3.9G LTE auction 479 billion won

In July 2011, LG U+ started LTE. in March 2012, LG U+ completes nationwide LTE coverage.

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