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SK Telecom tie-up with Amazon Web Services to Launch 5G Cloud Service

In light of AWS Wavelength, which brings AWS cloud services to the telco edge, the SKT 5GX Edge administration will empower undertakings to construct low-inactivity versatile applications.

By interfacing these applications to AWS Wavelength Zones situated at the edge of SKT's 5G organization, application traffic presently doesn't require to jump through local destinations and the web, diminishing organization inactivity.

Engineers can likewise tap AWS services, application programming interfaces (APIs), and apparatuses to construct their applications spreading over regions, for example, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), and media streaming.

The primary AWS Wavelength zone has been sent in Daejeon in the focal district of South Korea and plans are in the pipeline to extend the foundation to different territories remembering Seoul for 2021.

SKT and AWS have been trying the edge computing administration since February 2020 with 20 clients, including Woowa Brothers, the administrator of food delivery app Baedal Minjok, which is utilizing the support of intensity its outdoor food delivery robot.

Matt Garman, vice-president of sales and marketing at AWS, said with AWS Wavelength on SKT’s 5G network, enterprises in South Korea can develop “applications that take advantage of ultra-low latencies to address use cases like machine learning inference at the edge, smart cities and smart factories, and autonomous vehicles – all while using the same familiar AWS services, API, and tools to deploy them to 5G networks worldwide”.

Ryu Young-sang, SKT’s president of mobile network operator services, added that by leveraging AWS services and multi-access edge computing, the telco hopes to create and expand innovative business models in the gaming, media services, logistics and manufacturing industries.

About SK Telecom:

SK Telecom is Korea’s leading ICT company, driving innovations in the areas of mobile communications, media, security, commerce and mobility. Armed with cutting-edge ICT including AI and 5G, we are ushering in a new level of convergence to deliver unprecedented value to our customers. As the global 5G pioneer, we are committed to realizing the full potential of 5G through ground-breaking services that can improve people's lives, transform businesses, and lead to a better society.

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