SK Telecom and Accedian win GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2016

- 'Virtualized Network Monitoring Solution,' an innovative solution co-developed with Accedian wins 'Best Technology Enabler'

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) announced that it was awarded 'Best Technology Enabler' at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2016, the industry's biggest and the most prestigious award, for its Virtualized Network Monitoring Solution jointly developed with Accedian.

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Virtualized Network Monitoring Solution measures and analyzes real-time network performance indicators to identify point(s) of network errors/traffic congestion to prevent or immediately address the matter, and optimize the overall network performance and service quality.

SK Telecom enhanced the completeness of the solution in close collaboration with Accedian and also worked with major LTE and fixed-line equipment manufacturers to develop interworking features to apply the solution to its commercial network. In August 2015, the company completed applying the solution to its LTE networks in Seoul and six metropolitan cities nationwide. Going forward, SK Telecom plans to speed up its efforts to apply the solution nationwide.

"Accedian is thrilled to receive such prestigious recognition from the leading independent panel of experts that judged the awards. Helping SK Telecom provide the best network performance and technology allows them to offer high levels of service and exceptional quality of experience. This award proves our virtualized network performance assurance solutions add significant value to operators," said Patrick Ostiguy, CEO, Accedian.

"SK Telecom is honored to receive this prestigious award as it highlights our commitment to improving customers' mobile experience through Virtualized Network Monitoring Solution. In collaboration with Accedian, the solution was developed and applied to our commercial network to play an important role in providing our customers with the best mobile experience. Our efforts will continue to develop more innovative network technologies and solutions to further enhance network performance and quality for our customers," said Lee Jong-bong, Executive Vice President and Head of Infra Division of SK Telecom.                                                                                       

About SK Telecom

SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM, KSE: 017670), established in 1984, is Korea's largest telecommunications company with more than 26 million mobile subscribers, accounting for around 50% of the market. The company reached KRW 17.137 trillion in revenue in 2015. As the world's first company to commercialize CDMA, CDMA 2000 1x, CDMA EV-DO and HSDPA networks, SK Telecom launched the nation's first LTE service in July 2011. SK Telecom also became the world's first mobile carrier to commercialize 150Mbps LTE-Advanced in June 2013 and 225Mbps LTE-Advanced in June 2014 through Carrier Aggregation(CA). In line with its efforts to swiftly move towards the next-generation mobile network system, or 5G, it successfully commercialized 300Mbps tri-band LTE-A CA. As of the end of December 2015, the company has over 18.98 million LTE and LTE-Advanced subscribers. Based on its strength in network operations business, SK Telecom is seeking new growth engines through three innovative platforms namely Lifestyle Enhancement Platform, Advanced Media Platform and IoT Service Platform. For more information, please visit or email to

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