Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom in pact to expand global reach

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Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have joined hands to associate in services, Internet of Things (IoT) and related R&D areas.

The focus of the partnership is to assist each other in their respective markets in order to expand innovative telecom services.

The strategic alliance between SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will focus on the sales of innovative solutions and products. The partnership aims to lead standardization of technologies, including 5G enabling technologies and SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center).

SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will also make joint efforts to expand markets for their solutions and products and services.

Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom will conduct a feasibility test for the commercialization of SK Telecom’s Cloud Streaming in Deutsche Telekom’s footprint by the second quarter of 2016. By partnering with Deutsche Telekom, who has 6 million TV subscribers in Europe, SK Telecom aims to enter the European markets with its Cloud Streaming solution.

The two companies have agreed to introduce SK Telecom’s pico beamer to Germany in the second quarter of 2016 and then to other countries in Europe. They agreed to launch Deutsche Telekom’s in-car Wi-Fi solution in the Korean market.

SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will also cooperate in the international roaming service area, including quality improvements, signature of Service Level Agreements and pursuit of LTE based roaming services.

They will combine their efforts to investigate smart city solutions.

As members of the Open Compute Project, the Facebook-led open source hardware and data center design initiative, the two companies will play proactive roles to achieve innovations in the network-IT infrastructure.

SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have joined the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) as founding members. .

“The idea is to create an amazing technology partnership with tangible results. The development and exchange of new services will help both companies generate more benefit for our customers,” said Tim Hottges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom.

“SK Telecom is excited to enter into a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom, which holds a strong technology and market leadership across the globe,” said Jang Dong-hyun, president and CEO of SK Telecom.

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