SK Telecom Starts Joint Research with Ericsson for 5G
Published on: 9th Jul 2014
South Korea based SK Telecom says that it has signed a MOU with Ericsson for joint research for 5G related technologies.
The two companies agreed to cooperate in studying and developing core technologies that hold high potential to become standards of the next generation network with the aim of demonstrating 5G at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
The two companies first selected technologies considered essential for evolution to 5G which include next generation small cell, ultra-wideband, low latency technology that could be used for remote driving, FDD/TDD convergence technology, gigabyte-level data transmission technology and etc.
Also, SK Telecom and Ericson agreed to continue to work together if there are additional technologies found necessary for the next generation network.
Even before signing the MOU, the two companies had closely worked together preparing for the era of 5G, for example, by demonstrating 5Gbps, the world's fastest LTE-based network speed in the 15GHz bandwidth on July 2.