Korean and Finnish telcos LG Uplus and Elisa to develop automation for 5G networks

Sep 24, 2019 | News

[Seoul, South Korea, September 24th 2019] – LG Uplus, the South Korean mobile Service Provider, and Elisa Corporation, the Finnish mobile network operator, have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop automation for 5G networks. At Mobile World Congress 2019 in February the parties announced their signing of a Memorandum of understanding. The newly signed agreement signifies an important step in the work of improving mobile networks and customer experience.

The scope of the agreement is to develop advanced network analytics and automation in order to cope with the challenges of 5G networks. The companies will leverage machine learning algorithms to improve the mobile network quality. Network challenges are expected to grow due to the increased complexity in network management that 5G introduces. At the same time, the 5G requirement for network quality will rise.

Using the Elisa Automate solution, LG Uplus and Elisa will ensure the business value of the 5G investments and great network quality, which is an uncompromised requirement in all development work to fulfil the 5G promises for customers.

Both LG Uplus and Elisa are in the forefront of rolling out 5G services in their respective market areas. The work will continue to provide mutual benefits for 5G commercial deployment for both of the operators.

Taehee Moon, Head of Network Solution Development Unit of LG Uplus said, “We value Elisa’s experience in automating network operations and the work that we have done together with them. At LG Uplus we are eager to strengthen the work to build machine learning based automation that will assist our expanding 5G network deployment and benefit our 5G subscribers.

Kirsi Valtari, VP, Head of Elisa Automate said LG Uplus is at the forefront in the world with their 5G networks and technology, and they are known for their great quality of service. It is our pleasure to work with LG Uplus to build advanced machine learning-based automation and analytics for networks.”

LG Uplus Corp. is a South Korean fixed/broadband/mobileservice provider, owned by LG Corporation. As the first operator in the world to establish a nationwide LTE network in 2012, our operations have been continuously creating new values to more than 27 million subscribers by leading latest telecommunication services including IoT and digital medias. As a pioneer in 5G, our mission is to become the next leader of Fourth Industrial Revolution fields, create more diversified services that customers can continue to trust and love. Further information on www.uplus.co.kr.

Elisa is a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services. We serve approximately 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers, and have over 6.2 million subscriptions in our extensive network. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor, among others, enables globally competitive services. Our core markets are Finland and Estonia, and we also provide digital services for international markets. Elisa’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2018, our revenue was EUR 1.83 billion euros, and we employed 4,800 people. As a responsible Finnish market leader, our operations are guided by continuous improvement. Further information on www.elisa.com, Facebook (@elisasuomi) and Twitter (@ElisaOyj)

Elisa Automate offers solutions and services for operators to automate network management and operations. The value promise is to improve service quality and operator cost efficiency. With Elisa Automate solutions, network activities can be fully automated, allowing experts to focus on more value-creating development tasks. Operators can efficiently and effortlessly analyse and better understand their networks and customer experience. Utilizing machine learning technologies, Elisa Automate brings advanced predictive analytics and preventive maintenance to the networks. Leading the way in efficiency, Elisa Automate solutions ensure that operators get maximal benefit out of their networks and investments. www.elisaautomate.com

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