SK Telecom and Microsoft Sign MOU

SK Telecom and Microsoft have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in leading-edge ICT, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud.

Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Microsoft will combine their technological capabilities in areas like 5G, AI and cloud to jointly promote IoT business including smart factory; AI technologies and services; media and entertainment services; and new ways of working for ICT companies under the SK Group umbrella.

To promote smart factory IoT business operations, the two companies established a business strategic partnership in February 2019 to launch Microsoft Azure with Metatron, SK Telecom’s proprietary big data solution. SK Telecom and Microsoft will work together to further upgrade the service and implement joint marketing activities.

By putting together the capabilities of SK Telecom’s AI platform NUGU with Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant, the two companies will work together to offer new AI-powered products and services, including consumer solutions such as smart speakers and other offerings for the enterprise.

The two companies plan to collaborate to create a new level of customer experience in the field of media and entertainment.

What’s more, SK Telecom will adopt Microsoft 365, and will eventually expand it to other ICT companies within the SK Group ecosystem.