Joining several European operators in their ambitions, SK Telecom wants to set up a global Internet of Things roaming network based on LoRa.
So far, much of the open networking around SDN and NFV technologies has been focused on fixed networks, but the future of networking is mobile, and traditional telcos need to transform their networks into something that more closely resembles the Facebook-style networks of the world.
Similar to what Orange is doing in France, South Korea's SK Telecom says it plans to build a nationwide low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) this year based on the LoRa (LoRaWAN) protocol.
Just as the open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) is celebrating major milestones, along comes Verizon as a new member of the ONOS project, whose mission is to accelerate adoption of open source SDN and NFV solutions.
SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Atmel and Axstone demonstrated interworking between heterogeneous Internet of Things (IoT) standards-- oneM2M and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC)-- at the CES show in Las Vegas.
Supporting a familiar mantra that operators want to wring as much out of LTE technology as they can before 5G comes along, Ericsson says it can help bring benefits of 5G to LTE networks today through what it calls its LTE Lean Carrier technology.
Super-low latency is expected to be one of the cornerstones of 5G, and SK Telecom and Ericsson are paving the way with a successful demonstration of small cell technology with super-low latency.
Kumu Networks, a startup that was founded around 2012 by a team of Stanford University professors and Ph.D graduates, is gaining momentum, with operator trials moving from the lab to the field.
BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics are apparently making progress on their commitment to work together on 5G network technology research. The pair will jointly demonstrate 3D beamforming using millimeter-wave (mmW) frequency bands when the industry convenes at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week.