SKT companions with NTT DOCOMO for metaverse, cellular community infrastructure and media enterprise

Ryu Younger-sang, President and CEO of SKT (left) and Motoyuki Ii, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO pose for a photograph collectively after signing a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation within the know-how enterprise info and communication (ICT). / Courtesy of SKT

SK Telecom (SKT) at the moment introduced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest cellular operator, to cooperate within the info and communication know-how enterprise. (ICT).

By the Memorandum of Understanding, the 2 firms will set up a strategic partnership in three key areas – metaverse, cellular community infrastructure and communications enterprise. They will even create larger synergy by collaborating with different SK ICT associates equivalent to SK hynix and Contents Wave.

First, SKT and NTT DOCOMO will work collectively within the areas of content material, know-how and companies to additional promote their metaverse choices. SKT has operated the ‘ifland’ metaverse service since July 2021, whereas NTT DOCOMO launched the metaverse service in March 2022.

The 2 firms are in discussions about co-producing metaverse content material. This consists of co-creating Ok-pop and J-pop content material and making use of them to each of their companies. Particularly, they’ll take into account the thought of ​​collectively defending the mental property (IP) of widespread video games and anime in Korea and Japan, and collectively put money into associated content material suppliers. to metaverse or combined reality-related machine producers.

Moreover, SKT and NTT DOCOMO will function a daily consulting company to cooperate within the metaverse enterprise area to share know-how know-how and companies in a short while, and talk about the connection of their companies and implement joint advertising in the long run.

By linking the 2 firms’ metaverse companies, customers of NTT DOCOMO’s metaverse service in Japan will be capable to get pleasure from large-scale concert events by Ok-pop artists powered by ifland. As well as, ifland customers will be capable to take a digital tour of main Japanese cities by NTT DOCOMO’s metaverse service.

SKT and NTT DOCOMO additionally agreed to collaborate on next-generation cellular community applied sciences together with 6G. They may perform joint research not solely on 5G but in addition on the event of 5G and key 6G applied sciences, and work collectively to determine worldwide know-how requirements.

By working collectively in order that 6G use circumstances and their key necessities – from buyer and operator views – are mirrored by world and trade standardization organizations, the 2 firms will standardize Prepared to attain success within the 6G period.

Collectively, they’ll safe Open Radio Entry Community (open RAN) and virtualized RAN applied sciences that will probably be extensively utilized in 6G communications. Moreover, the 2 firms will give attention to R&D in next-generation cellular networks, together with innovating cellular community architectures into the cloud atmosphere and co-developing transport community applied sciences.

SKT and NTT DOCOMO will even cooperate within the area of inexperienced IT. As electrical energy consumption will proceed to extend with the evolution of the community from 5G to 6G, they’ll collectively promote the event of energy-saving options and high-performance community tools to scale back greenhouse fuel emissions. glasses.

In the meantime, SKT and SK hynix will act as members of the ‘Revolutionary Optical and Wi-fi Networks International Discussion board (IOWN), an advisory physique on the R&D and standardization of world communication applied sciences. subsequent system. Presently, about 100 main know-how firms – together with Intel and Sony, tutorial establishments and analysis institutes are taking part within the discussion board.

By the IOWN International Discussion board, SKT and NTT DOCOMO plan to safe next-generation transport know-how, and SK hynix will collaborate on analysis into next-generation semiconductor know-how.

Moreover, based mostly on a partnership with NTT DOCOMO, ‘Wavve’, a video streaming service supplied by Contents Wavve, will enter the Japanese media market.

Waveve Content material and NTT DOCOMO will even collaborate on content material manufacturing/distribution and make strategic investments to strengthen their world presence. To this finish, the 2 firms will promote joint manufacturing of numerous authentic content material equivalent to dramas and leisure packages and supply unique provide to the Korean and Japanese markets.

The partnership between Contents Wavve and NTT DOCOMO is anticipated to be mutually helpful: By offering globally widespread Korean content material to the Japanese market, Wavve hopes to safe an abroad gross sales channel, whereas NTT DOCOMO attracts extra subscribers.

Ryu Younger-sang, President & CEO of SKT stated, “The MOU is critical as a result of it’s a partnership between the consultant cellular operators of Korea and Japan. “By partnering with NTT DOCOMO in the way forward for ICT, we’ll create tangible outcomes that drive world ICT innovation.”

“By combining the technological capabilities and know-how that we’ve got gathered over a few years of expertise, we hope to create new companies that may enable prospects around the globe to expertise totally different types of chalky enjoyable. new incentive. We look ahead to working with SK Telecom to develop the companies of each firms,” stated Motoyuki Ii, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO.

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