Samsung, SK Telecom Complete POC on vEPC in SDN-based Network

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Mobile broadband networking solutions vendor, Samsung Electronics announced that it has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of Telco Software-Defined Networking(SDN) in a proof of concept(POC) test deployment with SK Telecom. The demonstration involves a test-scale LTE network provided by Samsung, a virtualized EPC along with the addition of several SDN switches and an SDN controller to manage traffic flow.

According to Samsung, the test network simulated multiple transport routes within the network, and allowed for traffic to be dynamically anchored to optimal routes for an application or user. Even in simulated node overloads and failures, the SDN system showcased the ability to re-route traffic to maximize operating efficiency and prevent degradation in the quality of user experience.

In addition, the system also enabled separation of user and control planes, allowing more appropriate and direct routes for each. This will play a very important role in enabling dense IoT traffic, where rapid growth in device and sensor communications has the potential to overburden unprepared telecommunications networks. Multiple types of traffic were also simulated, including web and video data, in order to demonstrate the system’s routing and data-plane separation capabilities, said Samsung.

The demonstration closely follows commercial deployments of Samsung’s AdaptiV Core platform for SK Telecom, including its AdaptiV vEPC and AdaptiV vIMS solutions in August and September.

Seongyong Park, Vice President and Head of Next Generation R&D, Network Business at Samsung Electronics
The results of this demonstration show exciting promise for the capabilities that SDN can bring to the mobile network, and we are looking forward to the next phase of this project slated for early next year.

Jin-hyo Park, Senior Vice President & Head of Network Technology Center at SK Telecom
Efficient transport of data traffic through the mobile network is a key area of interest as we strive to meet growing demand for mobile data and differentiated network services.

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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