SKT Joins Partnership to Lead Commercialization of Urban Air Mobility in Korea

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SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM, hereinafter referred to as “SKT”) today declared that it signed a Memorandum of Being familiar with (MOU) with the Korea Airports Company, Hanwha Devices and the Korea Transport Institute to collaborate for the commercialization of Urban Air Mobility (UAM*) in Korea.
*Urban Air Mobility refers to the eco-welcoming air mobility companies obtainable in urban spots as a result of the use of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircrafts.

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As customers of ‘UAM Group Korea,’ an marketplace-academia-investigation council and plan community introduced by the Korean Governing administration, the 4 functions are dedicated to accelerating the realization of the government’s UAM roadmap (named ‘K-UAM Roadmap’) through collaborative investigate and progress in all linked places such as UAM infrastructure, aircrafts, air targeted traffic, demand and receptivity.

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Underneath the MOU, SKT will take a look at and create communication community types for UAM. The corporation programs to develop an ideal communications atmosphere for UAM, where stable and dependable connectivity involving aircrafts and floor infrastructure is essential.

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SKT will also produce a UAM provider system to present all relevant solutions – e.g. booking, transit, and many others. – in an built-in fashion to provide seamless mobility to clients, letting them to competently travel to a spot by utilizing numerous modes of transportation such as UAM, bus, coach and personal mobility cars.

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The Korea Airports Company will make and function UAM infrastructure such as vertiports, and control UAM Traffic, when Hanwha Devices produce UAM aircrafts as perfectly as solutions for UAM website traffic management and navigation. The Korea Transport Institute will perform experiments to forecast  the demand and receptivity for UAM.

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Heading ahead, the 4 events be expecting their endeavours to lead to reducing social costs caused by website traffic congestion in significant towns such as the metropolitan location and help GHG-no cost, environmentally-friendly transportation just take root in Korea.

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“Through near partnership with the Korea Airports Company, Hanwha Methods, and the Korea Transport Institute, we will accelerate the commercialization of city air mobility in Korea and get market management by introducing a new and impressive mobility infrastructure,” explained Ryu Youthful-sang, President of MNO at SKT.

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