SK Telecom has succeeded in demonstrating data transmission based on 5G standalone (SA) standards with Nokia.
SK Telecom successfully conducted end-to-end data transmission and ultra-low-latency data processing by utilizing the 5G SA standard, which were completed at the recent 3GPP conference, at the Nokia Research Center in Wroclaw, Poland on June 18 (local time).
The 5G SA standard processes an entire mobile data transmission and reception area with 5G technology. SK Telecom and Nokia quickly made prototypes of 5G base stations conforming to standards after SA specifications were released at the 3GPP meeting in La Jolla, the US on June 13 (local time).
SK Telecom is simultaneously developing non-standalone (NSA) and SA 5G network technology. For the first commercialization of 5G, standard NSA terminals and equipment are expected to be used. This is because it is important to link with an LTE network as 5G coverage is limited in the early stage of 5G commercialization. SK Telecom plans to gradually expand 5G based on SA standards in the future.