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Wooyong Choi Head of NFV Development at SK Telecom

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Wooyong Choi is the Head of NFV Development in SK Telecom.

He led many R&D projects in NFV area and commercially launched the world-first virtualized IMS providing mass market VoLTE/ViLTE services based on NFV technology in 2015. After then he has focused in NFV management and operation area and led the project of development of the T-MANO which is the world-first generic MANO and commercialized it in 2017. After the launch of T-MANO, he has won the 5G Asia awards in the category of ‘Leading Contribution to NFV and SDN’ and the GLOTEL awards in the ‘Ground-breaking Virtualization Initiative’, and the Network Virtualization Awards in the ‘Best MANO Solution’ and ‘Most Successful Deployment of NFV’.

Using this T-MANO SK Telecom has been easily expanding the overall network virtualization in company and will deploy all kinds of 5G access/core VNFs based on T-MANO.

He has also been involved in the NFV standardization activities in ETSI. Currently he is in charge of the NFV development and network evolution strategies such as 5G in SK Telecom.

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