SK Telecom opens ‘5G playground’ near Seoul

SK Telecom opens ‘5G playground’ near Seoul

29 OCT 2015

South Korea’s largest operator SK Telecom (SKT) opened an integrated 5G innovation centre at its corporate R&D centre on the outskirts of Seoul.

SKT is partnering with Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung, Intel and Rohde & Schwarz to set up testbeds to develop and test 5G technologies.

Designed to create an end-to-end development environment for 5G technologies, the ‘5G playground’ consists of a 5G testbed, which hosts multiple technical testbeds and advanced testing equipment; a virtual experience room; and its T Open Lab, which aims to promote a rich 5G ecosystem by supporting venture companies.

The virtual experience room was set up to showcase SKT’s augmented reality (AR) platform for Project Tango, a one-stop service for users to develop and launch AR services.

Its T Open Lab, set up in 2012, is a space where venture companies and SMEs can turn their ideas into attractive products by using SKT’s R&D infrastructure. It recently doubled the lab’s space to accommodate more developers.

The company yesterday published its guidelines for 5G architecture design and implementation.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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