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Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core to strengthen SK Telecom’s 5G network

  • In November 2019, Ericsson and SK Telecom entered a new commercial agreement - turning on a Cloud Packet Core in the operator’s commercial 5G core network
  • The deal expands on an existing 5G core network transformation project and will help SK Telecom improve network performance and user experience

Press release  |  Nov 28, 2019 06:00 (GMT +00:00)

5G Cloud and virtualization  

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) was selected to deliver a Cloud Packet Core for SK Telecom’s 5G network. Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core, part of the company’s Cloud Core portfolio, helps service providers to smoothly migrate to 5G Core (5GC) stand-alone architecture.

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 a service, then enforcing it through appropriate policy.

Jung Chang-kwan, Vice President and Head of Infra Engineering Group, SK Telecom, says: “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.”

Jan Karlsson, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “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.”

SK Telecom switched on its commercial 5G network in December 2018 after selecting Ericsson as one of its primary 5G vendors. Previously, Ericsson provided radio access network (RAN) products, including mid-band Massive MIMO.

                                                
NOTES TO EDITORS:

More about Ericsson and 5G:
Find out more about Ericsson 5G.
Find out more about Ericsson’s publicly announced 5G contracts.
Find out more about Ericsson’s 5G partnerships.
Find out more about Ericsson 5G use case trials.

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