KT’s technology that can establish the fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks by upgrading software alone was accepted as international standards. In the past, all the hardware should be changed to establish the 5G networks.
KT, South Korea's second-largest mobile carrier, announced on October 3 that its network function virtualization (NFV) license management technology was recognized as a global standard at the 15th conference on NFV standards held by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in France in September.
The NFV allows engineers to replace traditional network devices with software that lives on commodity servers. It is a core technology for the 5G mobile networks that require efficiency and business to business (B2B) services. With the technology, the mobile carrier can launch new services more rapidly and consumers can be offered network services they need more quickly and flexibly.