South Korea has proposed its 5G technologies as international standards based on its successful commercialization of 5G services for the first time in the world.
The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT announced on July 18 that it proposed Korea’s 5G commercialization technologies as ITU 5G international standards at the 32nd Working Party 5D (WP5D) Meeting of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held in Buzios, Brazil from July 9-17.
The ITU is an organization under the United Nations specializing in international frequency distribution and standardization of communications technologies.
The technologies proposed by Korea included a wireless access technology which was based on the internationally unified, 3GPP-approved technology (Release 15) and the technologies used for the domestic 5G frequency bands (3.5GHz and 28GHz) and some of the technologies to be covered by 3GPP Release 16.
Korea has proposed global 5G standards to the ITU three times since proposing 5G candidate technologies for the first time in the world in January of 2018. The ITU will finish accepting applications for 5G candidate technologies in the meeting and finally announce 5G international standards in 2020 after authorized external evaluation and verification by the ITU International Evaluation Group.