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SK Telecom is the first Telecommunications Operator to adopt OpenChain ISO 5230

By 2021-09-08Featured

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, is the first telecommunications operator to adopt OpenChain ISO 5230. This leap forward in governance builds on their long-term mission to lead in technological capabilities in 5G, AI, big data analysis, IoT and quantum cryptography communications as a global ICT leader.

“SK Telecom is preparing for its transition to an AI company, and is strategically using open source to develop advanced technologies in AI, 5G, and cloud technology”, says Kim Yoon, CTO, SK Telecom. “Open source, essential for the early introduction of new technologies and rapid technological change, forms a key part of our strategy. We adopted OpenChain ISO 5230, the International Standard for open source compliance, to ensure effective process management in this space. We are also spreading our know-how around complying with open source international standards to SK affiliates and software supply chains to drive further expansion of open source ecosystems and to deliver even greater social value.”

“It is impossible to overstate the importance of SK Telecom’s adoption of OpenChain ISO 5230,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Since their establishment in 1984, SK Telecom has been at the forefront of wireless communication technology. Their work in open source has been similarly innovative, and they have amassed exceptional talent in the space. We look forward to collaborating with SK Telecom as OpenChain ISO 5230 moves deeper in the global communications market.”

About SK Telecom

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) is Korea’s leading ICT company, driving innovations in the areas of mobile communications, media, security, commerce and mobility. Armed with cutting-edge ICT including AI and 5G, the company is ushering in a new level of convergence to deliver unprecedented value to customers. As the global 5G pioneer, SKT is committed to realizing the full potential of 5G through ground-breaking services that can improve people’s lives, transform businesses, and lead to a better society.

SKT boasts unrivaled leadership in the Korean mobile market with over 30 million subscribers, which account for nearly 50 percent of the market. The company now has 49 ICT subsidiaries and annual revenues approaching KRW 18.6 trillion.

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