SK Telecom to Build 5G Clusters and 12 MEC in 5G Networks at Key Regions Nationwide

SK Telecom to Build 5G Clusters and 12 MEC in 5G Networks at Key Regions Nationwide Image Credit: SK Telecom

SK Telecom announced that it plans to build ‘5G Cluster’ in business districts, parks and factories to provide differentiated 5G service and benefits in both of B2C and B2B sectors. ‘5G Cluster’ is an advanced 5G environment with cutting-edge ICT including AR, VR, and AI.

In the B2C sector, SK Telecom will operate ‘5G League of Legends (LoL) Park’ at Jonggak, Seoul, starting from July 25. At ‘5G LoL Park’, customers can view messages from supporting fans nationwide with Augmented Reality (AR) by facing their smartphones toward a certain location. Customers can also enjoy VR live broadcasting and VR playback during the games.

Starting this August, SK Telecom will provide a service that allows customers to meet a variety of animals, including giant cats and wyverns, using AR in Olympic Park and Yeouido Park, Seoul. For example, if customers hold their smartphones toward ‘The Lone Tree’ in Olympic Park, a giant cat will appear on smartphone screen in AR.

Moreover, the company plans to transform Jamsil Students' Gymnasium into a 5G Stadium. SK Telecom will further expand 5G experience spaces with immersive media by the end of this year.

In the B2B sector, SK Telecom will apply 5G network and ‘Mobile Edge Computing’ (MEC) solution to SK Hynix to build a ‘5G Smart Factory’. The two companies expect that this will drastically reduce time to detect defective semiconductor products and more efficiently manage production and logistics.

Furthermore, SK Telecom plans to build a total of 12 ‘Mobile Edge Computing’ (MEC) in 5G networks located at key regions nationwide. In particular, the company will provide dedicated 5G edge cloud service for enterprises that are in need of security and ultra-low latency communications, including manufacturing, media, finance, and game industry.

Yoo Young-sang, EVP and Head of MNO Business, SK Telecom
With ‘5G Cluster’ as our key focus, SK Telecom will provide customers with outstanding service and pleasure that are beyond the imagination.

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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