Korea Telecom Selects Oracle's 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) Solution

Korea Telecom Selects Oracle's 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) Solution Image Credit: monsitj/Bigstockphoto.com

Korea Telecom has selected Oracle Communications for the 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) in the buildout of its 5G network and to enable new Network as a Service (NaaS) offerings for businesses.

An early adopter of 5G, Korea Telecom is known for innovation and selected Oracle for its overall 5G readiness, product maturity and competitive strengths, including its agile and feature-rich 5G PCF solution. The 5G PCF is the policy management function of the 5G Control Plane, and one of the 5G Core Network elements delivering Quality of Service and other network policies to communications service providers’ (CSPs) networks. 

Leveraging Oracle’s 5G Core Network, Korea Telecom will be able to continue its network transformation toward 5G, and will unlock new doors for differentiated and personalized customer offerings, supporting incremental 5G network monetization with improved service agility, increased bandwidth and more customized services.

With the introduction of 5G, CSPs like Korea Telecom are able to launch and evolve custom-fit network slices faster than ever. Network slicing is a highly dynamic process that provides CSPs with the opportunity to tailor connectivity services to the precise requirements of any given application; user, device or context, by logically isolating virtualized network resources. This capability will enable CSPs to launch NaaS solutions tailored to the specific needs of their enterprise customers that can range from AR and VR to Connected Cars, Smart Factories, and Smart Cities.

Gwangwook Lee, VP Core Network Strategy & Planning Department, Korea Telecom
In trials, the Oracle 5G PCF solution performed beyond expectations and met our discerning metrics for driving the success of our upcoming 5G deployment. 

Doug Suriano, SVP and GM, Oracle Communications
As we extend our partnership with visionary, Korea Telecom beyond our collective 4G success, Oracle is unlocking doors to new innovations in this next generation of connectivity spanning from enterprise applications to smart ecosystems. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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