SK Telecom Wins ‘Best 5G Trial Between an Operator and Vendor’ Award at TechXLR8

Jo Sung-ho, head of SK Telecoms 5G Tech lab receives the TechXLR8 Awards 2017 in the category of ‘Best 5G Trial between an Operator and Vendor’.

London —

SK Telecom has been awarded as the ‘Best 5G Trial between an Operator and Vendor’ at this year’s TexhXLR8 awards held on June 14, 2017 in London.

The TechXLR8 awards recognize outstanding contributions in 5G, virtual and augmented reality, IoT, Cloud, connected cars and artificial intelligence.

The award recognized ground-breaking work of SK Telecom and Ericsson conducting the first multi-vehicular 5G trials. During the trial, Ericsson and SK Telecom, successfully deployed network slicing and 5G radio network infrastructure to cover a complete test track at the BMW driving center in Yeongjong-do, South Korea.

“SK Telecom is honored to receive this award as it recognizes our efforts to drive innovations in the field of 5G, said Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Technology R&D Center of SK Telecom. “We will continue to focus on developing and applying advanced network technologies to provide our customers with the best quality service and accelerate our progress towards a commercial 5G network.”