SKT Joins SRT Alliance For Video Streaming Over 5G

SK Telecom (SKT), South Korea’s largest telecom operator, has joined the SRT Alliance, founded jointly in 2017 by Haivision and Wowza Media Systems to promote the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) low latency video streaming protocol.

SRT is a free open-source video transport protocol and technology stack originally developed and pioneered by Haivision that enables delivery of low latency video across the public internet. With over 450 members in the SRT Alliance and widespread industry adoption, SRT is one of the fastest growing open-source streaming projects.

SKT has implemented SRT for secure and reliable transport of real-time low latency video over 5G networks, the first adoption of the protocol for this purpose, according to the SRT Alliance. It is also actively working with Haivision to establish SRT as the industry standard in the IETF. Through its 5G MEC-based security video system development project named Hwangsaeul, SKT has already achieved 4K streaming over 5G networks with SRT and is currently developing an intelligent bandwidth-aware streaming technology suitable for challenging network environments.

“We are delighted to join the SRT Alliance. We will utilize SRT to develop secure and reliable ultra-low latency real-time video streaming solutions so as to provide our customers with differentiated value and experience,” said Kim Jeong-seok, manager, Smart Space & Care Technology Development Team, SKT.

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