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SK Telecom Succeeds in 5G Standalone Data Communications
In Cooperation with Ericsson
SK Telecom Succeeds in 5G Standalone Data Communications
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • September 16, 2019, 09:08
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SK Telecom engineers conducting 5G SA data communications

SK Telecom and Ericsson announced on Sep. 15 that they succeeded in the first 5G standalone (SA) data communications in South Korea. This type of communications can be defined as communications using nothing but pure 5G systems such as 5G SA terminals, base stations and core equipment.
 

“We succeeded in interlinking a 5G SA packet switch with core equipment in July this year for the first time in South Korea,” SK Telecom explained, adding, “The successful 5G SA data communications is highly meaningful in that it is pure 5G communications in which commercial 5G equipment covers the entire communications process, that is, all the terminals, base stations and equipment.”