SK Telecom to offer consulting, network management and QoE optimization services using Accedian’s virtualized performance monitoring solutions.
Seoul, South Korea – May 10, 2016 – Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, and SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM), the leading mobile network operator (MNO) in South Korea, announced today a partnership to support the operator’s Global Network Management and Consulting Services. SK Telecom will use Accedian solutions to help service providers worldwide establish exceptional network efficiency and optimize subscriber quality of experience (QoE). Mobile network operators can benefit from this partnership to realize exceptional performance from their 4G / LTE core and backhaul networks (EPC and RAN), using the industry’s most granular, precise instrumentation solution.
SK Telecom will combine its comprehensive operational expertise with Accedian’s real-time, standards-based performance monitoring solutions into a unique professional services offering. This service helps MNOs get the most out of their 3G and LTE/4G networks, prepare for 5G, and provide a new level of reliability and performance for applications users depend on: voice, video, internet, texting, and real-time messaging.
SK Telecom has deployed Accedian solutions across its nationwide LTE network in Korea, which won both companies a GSMA Glomo (Global Mobile) Award for Best Mobile Technology Enabler at this February’s Mobile World Congress. The pioneering integration of Accedian standards-based instrumentation into SK Telecom’s software defined network (SDN) was a world first, employing ubiquitous QoE metrics and big data analytics to optimize user experience in real-time.
SK Telecom will now offer this extensive operational expertise globally to help mobile network operators around the world proactively detect faults, reduce the variability in network performance, reduce the risk of network outages and QoE impairments, and prescriptively ensure optimal network performance and quality of service under dynamic and exceptional network conditions. The service combines SK Telecom’s T-Wire Area Verification Equipment (T-WAVE, a network quality monitoring and analysis system) solution with Accedian’s technology.
“Accedian is an important partner in helping SK Telecom deliver the best possible QoE to all of our subscribers, every minute of every day,” said SK Telecom Senior Vice President, Sang-Soo, Shim, Network Biz Supporting group – Infra Div. “We now strive to advance the performance of mobile networks worldwide by bringing our operational expertise, and knowledge of analytics and next generation mobile technology, to other providers. We will help to bring fully instrumented, assured user experience based on the foundational visibility Accedian solutions brings to our own network.”
“Accedian works closely with SK Telecom and other leading providers to integrate our solution’s application and network performance into their network management, SDN control, big data analytics and network optimization systems,” explained Accedian President & CEO Patrick Ostiguy. “With this proven solution, SK Telecom and Accedian can deliver an enhanced level of network automation, control, and optimization to other operators worldwide, helping to elevate the differentiation of their mobile networks and increase adoption, customer loyalty, and new application revenue. We’re delighted to work ever more closely with SK Telecom to bring award-winning technology and expertise to a global customer base.”