LG Uplus and Nokia Networks trial intelligent network platform

18 November 2014 |

South Korea’s LG Uplus has today revealed a successful three-month trial of its intelligent network platform (INP) in partnership with Nokia Networks.

Carried out in a live LTE network, the trial demonstrated approximately 90% opex and capex savings in the mobile backhaul link, improved throughput and secure and fast access to enterprise networks via LTE.

The trial also demonstrated up to 35% performance gain in content delivery with reduced latency for larger files of 10-30Mb, meaning mobile users were able to save six seconds download time for a software package that ordinarily takes 20 seconds to download.

“We want to take our customers’ service experience to new levels while providing high quality video content,” said Jo Changkil, VP of technology development center at LG Uplus.

“With the strategic partnership with Nokia Networks, we will have an edge over the delivery of rich multi-media content and enterprise services.”

Nokia’s Liquid Applications technology was used in the trial which Changkil believes will create new revenue models outside traditional telco areas.

“The successful trial of content delivery and enterprise zones proves the capability of Nokia’s Liquid Applications to redefine the customer experience,” said Dirk Lindemeier, business product manager for Liquid Applications at Nokia Networks.

“In conjunction with Nokia’s AppFactory concept, an ecosystem of developers will drive fast application develop and deployment, resulting in new services that can be introduced within very short time frames.”

The LG Uplus INP includes several features such as content caching, video optimisation, CDN integration and enterprise zone.

In August, LG Uplus partnered with Chinese vendor Huawei to establish a mobile innovation centre in Seoul, South Korea.