SKT announce it has acquired core technologies specialized for national disaster network

by OMA | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SKT announce it has acquired core technologies specialized for national disaster network

11 February 2015 | by WhoWired – SK Telecom said on Tuesday that it will soon launch acquired core technologies specialized in establishing the national communication network for disasters.

The largest mobile operator in Korea held a forum in Seoul to announce that the company has achieved original core technologies in all the fields required to establish the upcoming National Disaster Safety Communication Network including designing and operating the disaster network, controlling LTE-based videos and audio communications, and managing special devices, networks, and solutions for the network.

SKT has successfully designed a special network model which is optimized for the 700Mhz bandwidth which will be used as the main frequency for the disaster network.

SKT also developed a duplex solution to back up data for possible network breakdown as well as other various solutions to expand the coverage and effectiveness of the network. In addition, SKT developed a PTT(Push to Talk) management solution based on the OMA(Open Mobile Alliance) standard, which is designed to enable fast understanding of the situation and decision making.

SK Telecom also added that the company is pursuing the development of real-time solutions to provide swift traffic situations and nearby medical facilities in relation to affected areas. SKT is also currently working on a variety of technology cooperation projects with multiple small and mid-sized companies including developing a smartphone model specialized for the disaster network.