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Ericsson extends 5G alliance with two Korean operators

Ericsson has announced two 5G-related deals with Korean operators – it will support KT’s nationwide commercial roll-out over the coming year, and it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SK Telecom to work on cloud-native core network technology and architecture. The three-year MoU aims to accelerate development of fully programmable and agile 5G platforms. Peo Lehto, head of solution line packet core at Ericsson, said: “A cloud-native microservices architecture gives simplified and more granular software lifecycle management, higher degrees of automation, and more robust operations based on common mechanisms like container-based lightweight virtualization and orchestration such as Kubernetes.” He said the SKT project aims to “relieve requirements on the infrastructure by allowing better handling of multiple failures, better…

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