Mobile service provider SK Telecom has finalized the lab-testing phase of Liquid Applications over LTE. This was done in association with NSN.
By completing the world’s first proof-of-concept of Liquid Applications over LTE, SK Telecom has become the first telecoms to use NSN’s Liquid Applications to turn base station into local hub for service delivery. The telecoms is expected to utilize NSN’s liquid application in its rapidly growing 4G network.
NSN, s mobile broadband solutions provider, says this is a major milestone for enhancing the mobile broadband experience. The testing was conducted with three advanced services over LTE: location-based mobile advertising, augmented reality and premium application delivery.
NSN’s rival Ericsson is the #1 telecom equipment vendor in the LTE infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2013, according to Infonetics.
The testing follows an agreement signed on February 27, 2013 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, to cooperate in the testing of Liquid Applications. The aim was to evaluate how effectively Liquid Applications would deliver a unique and personalized mobile broadband experience over LTE with applications, services and content located inside a mobile base station, in close proximity to the mobile subscriber, NSN said on Wednesday.
SK Telecom does not share details on the actual impact after conducting the testing.
After the installation of Liquid Applications into the SK Telecom laboratories at the end of June, testing was conducted during a three-month period, with a view to showing how Liquid Applications provided greater context for personalizing services and enabling the simple subscriber tariffs that SK Telecom offers for data-centric applications and services.
“With Liquid Applications, we expect to create an enriched Service Aware RAN environment that brings greater benefits to our customers through intelligent and personalized services,” said Choi Jin-sung, executive vice president and head of ICT R&D Center of SK Telecom.
NSN says the testing demonstrates that its mobile edge computing capability can transform the delivery of mobile broadband content and enable an exciting responsive and customized experience for mobile subscribers.