(The Hosting News) – NEC Corporation has reached an agreement with KT Corporation (KT), a leading South Korea-based communications carrier, to collaborate in the field of 5G next-generation mobile telecommunications network. The two companies will work together to realize KT’s 5G services through the joint research, development and testing of 5G-related technologies. The companies will also make joint contributions to the standardization activities of 5G.
The two companies have already been collaborating in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and are conducting joint research and development in fields such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Management and Network Orchestration (MANO), with the goal of optimizing networks to meet increasing demands for diverse and advanced telecommunications services. By expanding the scope of their collaboration, the companies will undertake further research and development of technologies for the “future network”, including 5G and SDN/NFV.