NGMN to Study SKT’s 5G Roaming Tech based on Federated Network Slicing

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

SK Telecom’s next-generation 5G roaming technology has been finally selected as one of the Next Generation Mobile Networks’ 2017 research topics. S. Korea’s largest mobile service provider proposed the 5G roaming technology in partnership with Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, UK’s British Telecom, etc.

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) is an international organization founded by major mobile operators in 2006 to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations.

Technologies studied and discussed by NGMN are likely to be proposed as international standards for the next-generation network to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a global wireless communications organization that collaboratively develops standards or specifications for radio, core network and service architecture.

SK Telecom’s 5G roaming technology, based on federated network slicing, is designed to let 5G users automatically enjoy 5G network services of the same quality while they’re travelling overseas.

On Feb. 26 SK Telecom and several other global mobile carriers proposed a joint research project on federated network slicing at the board meeting of the NGMN Alliance, held in Barcelona, Spain.

SK Telecom said, “Nearly 200 technologies were proposed as 2017 research topics and our 5G roaming technology won more support than any other proposals and thus was chosen as one of the four 2017 research topics.”



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