South Korea's SK Telecom intends to upgrade to LTE's successor, LTE-Advanced, starting in 2013.
SK Telecom also said it would apply Coordinated Multi-Point technology to the network when up and running in a bid to prevent base station interference, and “pursue early development” of LTE femtocells.
A pre-existing network of 2G 800MHz repeaters will also be used to boost the new network's signals.
SK Telecom is South Korea's largest mobile operator. The company will be going head to head against LG U+ - which also plans to launch LTE in July - and KT, which has its own LTE ambitions.