SK Telecom and Microsoft sign deal to focus on 5G, AI and cloud

SK Telecom and Microsoft signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud.
SK Telecom and Microsoft
SK Telecom and Microsoft will combine their technological capabilities in areas such as 5G, AI and cloud to jointly promote Internet of Things (IoT) business including smart factory; AI technologies and services; media and entertainment services.

Microsoft and SK Telecom established a partnership in February 2019 to launch Microsoft Azure with Metatron, SK Telecom’s self-developed big data solution. SK Telecom and Microsoft will work together to further upgrade the service and implement joint marketing activities.

Microsoft and SK Telecom will offer AI-powered products and services, including consumer solutions such as smart speakers and other offerings for the enterprise by putting together the capabilities of SK Telecom’s AI platform NUGU with Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant.

SK Telecom will adopt Microsoft 365 to empower employees, to create a modern workplace and promote a new way of working among employees. SK Telecom will expand Microsoft 365 to other ICT companies under the SK Group umbrella.

Park Jung-ho, president and CEO of SK Telecom and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella signed the agreement.