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Korea’s 3 Mobile Carriers Transfer 5G Know-how to Asia-Pacific Telcos
Promoting Collaboration on 5G in Asia-Pacific Region
Korea’s 3 Mobile Carriers Transfer 5G Know-how to Asia-Pacific Telcos
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • May 29, 2019, 10:37
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Park Jin-hyo (at the podium), head of the SK Telecom ICT Technology Center, makes a presentation on the 5G commercialization process at the APAC 5G Summit on May 28.

Korea’s three mobile telecommunications companies will transfer Korea's 5G commercialization know-how to leading telecommunications companies in the Asia-Pacific region at the APAC 5G Summit held in Seoul on May 28 and 29.

The APAC 5G Summit is designed to promote cooperation in 5G among countries and telecom companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants include the Global Mobile Operators Association (GSMA), the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, the governments of Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, and about 20 global telecommunications companies including NTT DoCoMo (Japan), Telstra (Australia), Chunghua Telecom (Taiwan), SingTel (Singapore).

SK Telecom will make presentations on its preparation process for the commercialization of 5G services, lessons which it learned during the process, experiences of overcoming barriers, and the future world of 5G services. About 10 executives related to 5G services from SK Telecom, the SK Management & Economic Research Institute and SK Infosec will make presentations.

In particular, Park Jin-hyo, head of SK Telecom's ICT Technology Center, introduced the world's first 5G commercialization process and the company’s plan to apply 5G to smart factories, mobile edge computing and Super Nova, in the first session of the APAC 5G Summit on May 28.

"Based on Korea's advanced technology and rich experience, we will solidify a 5G cooperation system with companies from all over the world," Park said. “I hope that Korea's 5G commercialization experience will accelerate the establishment of global 5G infrastructure and ecosystem."

KT will present and discuss topics such as the status of 5G commercialization, the economic effects of 5G and cases of 5G services in the B2B sector with the attendance of about 10 senior executives including Jeon Hong-beom, director of the Convergence Technology Research Center. Director Jeon stressed the importance of a close cooperative ecosystem between 5G platforms and industries while sharing the current status of infrastructure in accordance with the launch of KT’s 5G commercialization.

From LG U+, presentations will be made by executives in charge of network and technology development including Lee Sang-min, managing director of the FC Division. LG U+ explained that it was planning to seek to establish a 5G ecosystem early, look for ways for overseas expansion of small and medium-sized Korean companies, and transfer its 5G know-how to overseas mobile carriers.