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SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have forged a strategic alliance to bring ifland, the South Korean operator’s metaverse platform, to Europe.

In a statement, South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, SK Telecom, announced that the two companies will be conducting a field test for metaverse operations in Europe by the end of 2022. The service will subsequently be expanded to other European cities.

Ifland was first unveiled by SK Telecom in July 2021 to tap on opportunities within the metaverse. With this alliance, discussions are ongoing to establish a joint venture in Germany to oversee the operations of ifland in Europe.

Apart from this collaboration, Deutsche Telekom will be partnering with SK Telecom’s sister company, SK Square, in the areas of cybersecurity and mobile applications.

Representatives from both companies met at Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn, western Germany.