Arista supplies switches for SK Telecom’s 5G network

Arista Networks announced that it is providing network platforms for SK Telecom’s 5G network in South Korea.
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SK Telecom, the second largest mobile operator, will be building a high capacity leaf-spine based data center network environment leveraging VXLAN/EVPN for virtualization, scalability and availability.

SK Telecom commercialized its 5G service in December of last year for the first time and intends to apply Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) for an efficient IT infrastructure expansion plan in line with its service expansion.

SK Telecom, in a bid to provide high-capacity data transmission services, reviewed adding high-speed network switches capable of supporting 25GbE/100GbE or higher, as well as the existing 10GbE speed.

Arista switch platforms are expected to become key elements of the network infrastructure as they provide reliable services, efficient network management and real-time monitoring features, Mark Foss, senior vice president, Global Operations and Marketing for Arista Networks, said.

“By installing Arista Networks’ network switches optimized for 5G in our infrastructure, we have been able to provide high-quality 5G services quickly and reliably to our customers,” said Se Wook Kim, manager for SK Telecom’s Core Engineering Team.

Arista Networks is providing SK Telecom with universal spine and leaf network switches, combining routing and switching to reduce complexity and significantly improve scale without compromising performance at speeds of 100+Tbps.

Arista’s network switches enable functionality such as 100GbE aggregation, large routing tables, high resiliency, hybrid cloud traffic patterns, lossless connectivity and real-time monitoring in a single chassis, meeting the requirements of commercial, private and hybrid clouds.