Sunday, August 21, 2016

DT and SK Telecom Target First Transcontinental 5G Trial

Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom are aiming to deploy the world’s first transcontinental 5G trial network.

The operators said they plan interoperable network architecture in South Korea and Germany based on key 5G technologies such as NFV, software-defined infrastructure (SDI), distributed cloud and network slicing. The principal aim is to enable global reach for advanced 5G use cases by optimizing user roaming experiences.


Earlier this year at MWC in Barcelona, DT and SK Telecom announced a research partnership for 5G

“We are collaborating with a good mix of industry participants including AT&T, Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Samsung to make the vision of a common worldwide standard come true right in time. From our point of view, the next release of the official 3GPP specifications are set to form the basis of 5G,” says Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO Deutsche Telekom AG.

“5G is making its way forward much faster than initially expected. For 5G to be successful, early harmonization and standardization are essential. SK Telecom and DT started initial collaboration on 5G technologies and are now expanding the scope with a larger group of relevant stakeholders to promote early harmonization and expansion of the 5G ecosystem. We strongly believe that this will serve as a foundation for future standardization activities,” said Alex Jinsung Choi, CTO and Head of Corporate R&D Center, SK Telecom.

https://www.telekom.com/media/company/320674

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