SK Telecom conducts public safety LTE trial in South Korea

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SK Telecom is conducting public safety LTE trial in South Korea to enable first responders in sharing voice, video and other data simultaneously in real-time with multiple members of first response teams.

Nokia engineers have deployed its ViTrust public safety solution — which includes LTE radio access, Cloud Packet Core and other technologies in the network trial in the Pyeongchang, Jeongsun and Gangneung areas of South Korea.

Engineers at Nokia are deploying its Mission-Critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) technology to allow a single user to simultaneously connect with multiple first response personnel on a network.

SK Telecom will be using enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast technology, HD-video and other data that can be transmitted efficiently to all devices even in high-traffic situations. SK Telecom said all first responders will have a clear and complete view of an emergency and its needs.

Nokia said the public safety LTE trial involves one of the world’s first public safety networks to interwork with SK Telecom’s existing evolved packet core system. This interworking will ensure network reliability, coverage and availability ensuring public safety workers can communicate at all times.

Sang-soo Shim, senior vice president of Infra Business at SK Telecom, said: “Working with Nokia we have been able to ensure fast deployment of technologies and enable the delivery of services that will transform the way public safety workers operate.”