5G technology and
service verification environment development project is kicked off.
(Representative Director & CEO Jang Donghyun, www.sktelecom.com) announced that the
company signed a MoU with Ericsson (CEO Hans Vestberg), the world-renowned
communication technology and service provider, for establishing 5G trial
network on February 11th.
The MOU was signed at
Ericsson headquarters in Sweden by Head of SK Telecom’s Network Technology
Center, Park Jinhyo, and Head of Ericsson’s mobile product Development Division,
Both companies plan to
develop ‘End to End Wireless and wired converged 5G infrastructure’ to test
core 5G technologies.
Speed in 5G network is
expected to exceed maximum 20Gbps, which is several hundred times faster than
LTE. SK Telecom said it will open the way for customers to receive mass
contents not least of which are hologram and virtual reality too big to send in
the current network speed.
The two companies said
they will work together to develop technologies needed to link 5G wireless,
terminal and wired infrastructure network (core network) until the end of the
Head of SK Telecom’s
Network Technology Center Park Jinhyo said 5G core technologies are being
developed and stabilized at a fast pace thanks to hard work by SK Telecom and
5G ecosystem leaders. “SK Telecom will develop and build end-to-end 5G system
founded on various 5G core technologies and keep up the work to provide the
world’s first-ever 5G trial service” said Park.
Head of Ericsson’s Mobile Product Development Division
Per Navinger said “SK Telecom and Ericsson joined forces with an MoU back in
2014 for research on 5G-related technologies. I am pleased that we are now
taking our cooperation one step further with this new 5G MoU to collaborate on
an end-to-end 5G trial system.”