Ericsson-LG promises close support for domestic customers by reorganized 5G R&D center

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  • Development of 5G key software and close support for domestic customers through 500 R&D experts
  • Contribution to global technology development through R&D investment of KRW 100 billion every year
  • Expecting to combine 5G technology with various use cases in Korea


Press release
Aug 20, 2018

Ericsson-LG held 5G R&D center open house event on August 21st. Based on its experience of leading the domestic telecommunication industry for more than 40 years, the Seoul R&D Campus was reorganized as a 5G R&D center for more active domestic support related to 5G implementation.

At the Seoul R&D campus, located in Gasan-dong, 500 telecom expert engineers are developing key software for 5G equipment which will be supplied worldwide. The combination of rich experience of skilled engineers who have led the world's first CDMA commercialization and the creativity and enthusiasm of young talents who have been hired for recent years has played an important role in the development of 5G technology.

Ericsson global R&D centers are scattered around major cities in the world and operate 24 hours moving around different time zones. Among them, the Seoul R&D Campus has been acknowledged and respected with Koreans’ unique diligence and outstanding performance, therefore, major projects including 5G key features have been developed at this center.

On the other hand, Ericsson has noticed 5G as a core platform of the 4th industry as well as network construction to find various use cases. This has been proven over the past few years in a variety of 5G use cases through collaboration with major telecom operators and various industry players in the ecosystem.

Patrick Johansson, CEO of Ericsson-LG, emphasized closer customer support in the domestic market and said, "We recently reorganized the 5G core network unit and strengthened the foundation for systematic domestic customer support." "We are investing 100 billion Won in R&D every year in the Korean market. This accounted for about one-third of domestic sales. We will be able to combine the technology and knowledge gained through this bold R&D investment with various 5G use cases. "

Youngjoon Kim, R&D Head of Ericsson-LG, said, "I’m very pleased and thrilled that Ericsson’s 5G solution which has been prepared for the last 10 years is expected to be commercialized soon with our Korean engineers’ contribution.”