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Intel, KT ink agreement to develop 5G ecosystem

September 04, 2018 / Juan Pedro Tomas

Korean telecom operator KT has signed a memorandum of understanding with US chipmaker Intel to develop an ecosystem for 5G technology. KT said it will cooperate in delivering innovative solutions for 5G using Intel architecture. The Asian carrier will create a new platform to deliver 5G service by utilizing Intel’s mobile trial platform and processors. KT also inked an agreement with U.S. company Qwilt to evaluate how open caching can enable efficient mobile content delivery on KT’s 5G network. Under the terms of the deal, both companies will focus their cooperation on a proof of concept (PoC) and, later, a limited market trial of Qwilt’s open caching solution integrated with KT’s 5G Edge Platform. “Over the past years, KT has pioneered technological innovations in South Korea,” said Lee YongGyoo, head of KT’s 5G business unit. “We will continue our efforts to make the country more productive with our advanced technological prowess, resou...