BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Ace) It is reported that in November 2019, Ericsson and South Korea’s SK Telecom (SK Telecom) signed a new commercial agreement to enable Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core solution in the operator’s commercial 5G core network.
Ericsson said the agreement extends SK Telecom’s existing 5G core network transformation project and will help it improve network performance and user experience.
Cloud Packet Core is part of Ericsson Cloud Core’s portfolio to help operators smoothly migrate to 5G core network stand-alone architectures.
“By leveraging Ericsson’s Cloud Core Packet network solution, we will be able to streamline network operations, enabling us to more efficiently unlock the full potential of 5G support use cases,” said Jung Chang-kwan, Vice President and Head of Infrastructure Engineering at SK Telecom. “
Jan Karlsson, Ericsson’s senior vice president and head of digital services, said: “This transaction and the opportunity to partner with SK Telecom’s Network Feature Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) allow us to further enhance our 5G network. Providing our Cloud Packet Core solution will have a positive impact on SK Telecom’s network operations and will strengthen Ericsson’s position as a leader in the 5G core network. “
After selecting Ericsson as one of its main 5G suppliers, SK Telecom launched 5G Network Commercial in December 2018. Previously, Ericsson provided SK Telecom with RAN products, including the medium-band Massive MIMO.