Since its foundation in 1976, ETRI, a global ICT research institute, has been making its immense effort to provide Korea a remarkable growth in the field of ICT industry. ETRI delivers Korea as one of the top ICT nations in the World, by unceasingly developing world’s first and best technologies.
Korea, the wasteland of Science and Technology, became ICT leading nation through indomitable will and challenging spirit. In the 1980s, one-phone-per-house which brought significant changes to the everyday lives of Koreans was realized by the development of TDX; Time Division Exchange, fully digital electronic switching system. Korea stated to dominate the world’s semiconductor industry by its development of 4M DRAM successfully. During 1990s ETRI once again astonished world by commercializing CDMA for the very first time in the world. In 2000s ETRI developed Terrestrial DMB, WiBro, and 4G LTE Advanced which became the foundation of Mobile Communication.
Recently, as a national ICT leader, ETRI is performing ‘communication’ and ‘convergence’ by developing SAN Technology(cutting-edge ICT technology converging with shipbuilding), Korean to English world-class portable automatic interpretation technology, and development of adjustable display technologies, such as transparent display.
Building on its past success, ETRI continues to dedicate in R&D to maintain its place among world’s best research institutes leading creative economy. With its vision of being ‘ICT Innovator, For a Great Tomorrow’, ETRI will challenge continuously to develop creative and innovative technologies to be responsible for world ICT industry beyond Korea by creating innovative research achievement, securing global IP competitiveness and establishing world-class advanced management system.
ETRI will help the humanity realize a ‘Smart World’ where people, technology, and the environment are interconnected to create a more abundant, convenient, and safe life. ETRI will open a new era of hope and happiness for all the people through Creative Science and Technologies.
ETRI is developing SDN technologies that enable logically centralized control and management of carrier-grade ICT Infrastructure. They include SDN controller, applications, integrated management, and programming tools. ETRI SDN controller on which applications run aims to carrier-grade ICT infrastructure with high-scalability/high-availability architecture. The integrated management provides for configuration, performance, and fault management to support efficient and reliable operations for SDN network operators. The programming tools consist of user-friendly SDN service specification language, compiler, and verification.