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Nokia to upgrade LG Uplus’ IP transport and core networks

23 Mar 2020

Finnish vendor Nokia has announced that it is working with South Korea’s LG Uplus to upgrade the cellco’s IP transport for 5G services. In a press release regarding the matter, Nokia said it will help LG Uplus automate its IP transport and core networks, to enable the operator to launch 5G services faster while providing subscribers higher speed and unprecedented quality, reliability and security. It was noted that this software-defined networking (SDN) automation deployment is specifically designed for 5G cloud architectures, and the solution being deployed is designed to help LG Uplus ‘deliver an evolving portfolio of 5G services to consumers and enterprise quickly and at a massive scale’.

Commenting, Songchul Park, Head of NW Tech Operation Group at LG Uplus, said: ‘LG Uplus provides differentiated services from competitors from sports and entertainment to games and life through 5G ultra-realistic service that changes our daily life. It was possible because the networks with low-latency, real-time network management, and automation functions strongly demanded by 5G could be deployed with Nokia in a timely manner. It is expected that Nokia solutions will continue to provide high-quality services with next generation network technologies in line with the era of AI. LG Uplus will keep working with Nokia to meet customer service through more reliable partnerships.’

South Korea, LG Uplus, Nokia

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