SK telecom has been at the forefront of developing and commercializing advanced wireless technology. SK Telecom now has a vision to becoming “Intelligent Platform Company” in coming 5G era
In the future SKT envisions the mobile networks will be used for rich immersive media such as AR and VR, and Internet of Everything.
Therefore it is important to design the next generation mobile network with flexibility adaptability and programmability in mind. In this respect, virtualization is a key technology.
Especially, with software defined networking, we can “program” how network handles different types of traffic. We can systematically set the policies instead of putting ad hoc rules.
With network function virtualization, we can provision and scale necessary network functions as new demands arrive on the fly.
This talk will introduce SKT’s plan for the next generation mobile network (5G network) and how OpenStack plays a key role to realize SKT’s plan. It will present SKT’s vision toward 5G era, challenges we are facing, what are the core requirements, what role is OpenStack playing, and finally introducing the current projects in this area.