Ericsson to Strengthen SK Telecom’s 5G Network

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  • Earlier this month, Ericsson and SK Telecom entered a new commercial agreement – turning on a Cloud Packet Core in the operator’s commercial 5G core network
  • SK Telecom selected Ericsson as one of its primary 5G vendors and switched on its commercial 5G network in December 2018

Ericsson was selected to deliver a Cloud Packet Core for SK Telecom’s 5G network. The company said that it will help service providers to smoothly migrate to 5G Core (5GC) stand-alone architecture.

Value, visibility, and control

Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core is at the business end of mobile broadband and IoT networks. It creates value, visibility, and control of traffic and applications by determining the optimal quality of service, then enforcing it through appropriate policy, the official statement read.

“By utilizing Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core network solution, which realizes simplified network operations, we will unleash the full potential of new 5G-enabled use cases with greater efficiency,” said Jung Chang-Kwan, vice President and head of Infra Engineering Group, SK Telecom.

He added, “This deal, and the opportunity to work with SK Telecom’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI), has put us in the ideal position to further strengthen their 5G network. Delivering our Cloud Packet Core solution will positively impact SK Telecom’s network operations and will reinforce Ericsson’s position as a leader in 5G core.”

Earlier this month, Ericsson and SK Telecom entered a new commercial agreement – turning on a Cloud Packet Core in the operator’s commercial 5G core network. SK Telecom selected Ericsson as one of its primary 5G vendors and switched on its commercial 5G network in December 2018.

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