Ericsson companions with SK Telecom to help 5G standalone networks


Swedish vendor Ericsson introduced a partnership with Korean communications agency SK Telecom, with the goal of supporting 5G Standalone networks by means of the deployment of a cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core.

Ericsson and SK Telecom had initially unveiled next-generation cloud-native 5G Core networks know-how, structure, implementation and operations plans in March 2019. The seller mentioned that this newest cooperation builds on the present partnership. In response to Ericsson, the dual-mode 5G core is deployed on its naked metallic resolution, often called Ericsson Cloud Native Infrastructure.

“With this achievement, cloud-native and 5G will carry many new companies, sooner, to a broad vary of industries. SK Telecom will proceed to collaborate with business leaders like Ericsson on leading edge applied sciences that present one of the best buyer expertise,” mentioned Park Jong-kwan, VP and head of Infra Tech at SK Telecom.

“Korea is a number one 5G telecom market and collectively we achieved one other nice milestone with SK Telecom enabling 5G Standalone networks,” mentioned Monica Zethzon, Ericsson’s head of resolution space packet core. “Standalone 5G will carry sooner connectivity speeds, ultra-low latency and improved community reliability. Our dual-mode 5G Core resolution helps an ecosystem for innovation that facilitates custom-made 5G companies for customers and enterprise customers globally.”

Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core combines advanced packet core (EPC) and 5G Core community capabilities into a standard cloud-native platform

The seller famous that the answer is scalable throughout central and edge places, supporting an unlimited variety of 5G companies and use instances.

Ericsson had beforehand supplied SK Telecom with 5G radio entry community (RAN) gear and community administration system for his or her business 5G community rollout.

SK Telecom just lately mentioned it added 950,000 new 5G subscribers in the course of the third quarter, bringing its complete to eight.65 million.

The nation’s three operators launched 5G know-how in April 2019, and 5G networks can be found principally in giant cities.

In July, South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT introduced it is going to award 28 GHz and sub-6 GHz spectrum in November to spice up the usage of 5G-related companies throughout the nation.

The frequencies might be accessible for cellular operators and for corporations working in numerous verticals. The Korean authorities introduced it is going to make accessible a complete of 600 megahertz within the 28 GHz band and 100 megahertz within the 4.7 GHz band.

The 28 GHz band might be divided into 12 blocks and the 4.7 GHz band into 10 blocks, respectively. The spectrum within the 4.7 GHz band might be provided to non-telecom corporations.

The ministry mentioned that the allocation of those new frequencies will permit corporations to function 5G networks throughout numerous industries and supply new service similar to good factories, healthcare, robotics and good farms.

The Korean authorities had mentioned that the 5G spectrum is predicted to be allotted by the tip of November.