SK Telecom, Ericsson ink 5G core network agreement

Ericsson and SK Telecom today announced that they will develop and deploy network slicing technology optimized for 5G services.

Ulf Ewaldsson, CTO at Ericsson, said: “Network slicing, based on virtual Evolved Packet Core, is an important part of the technology evolution of 5G, supporting operators with a new, broader set of services. We look forward to bringing 5G to life together with SK Telecom.”

The two companies will continue their existing partnership to build a joint 5G test bed starting this year aimed to provide 5G pilot services.
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5G network slicing technology enables SK Telecom to secure a strong competitive edge in the 5G era as the technology significantly enhances the network’s operational efficiency and reduces the time required to deploy new services over its 5G network.

Ericsson and SK Telecom will build the world’s first 5G ready Hyperscale Data Center System which guarantees high performance and reliability for IT and virtualized telecom services.

“Virtual network architecture, including network slicing, is critical to supporting new services in the era of 5G,” said Alex Jinsung Choi, CTO at SK Telecom.

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