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KT to Build 5G-Based Smart Power Plants with KOMIPO
Diffusion of 5G Technology
KT to Build 5G-Based Smart Power Plants with KOMIPO
  • By Michael Herh
  • October 4, 2019, 11:22
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Lee Chang-keun (seventh from left), head of the Public Customer Division at KT, and Kim Ho-bin (eighth from left), director of the Technology Divistion at KOMIPO, pose for a photo along with other officials after signing an MOU.

KT announced on Oct. 3 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) to build smart power plants based on 5G communications technology.

Under the agreement, KT will build a 5G network at power plants and cooperate with KOMICO in developing 5G services for smart power plants. In particular, the company will provide a new power plant safety system and make power generation more efficient by integrating 5G technology with information and communication technologies (ICT) such as augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), intelligent CCTVs and Digital Twin (virtual system).

For example, at a power generation site, workers and the control center will be able to share on-site work situations and the control center will be able to automatically monitor workers’ positions and dangerous situations via smart glasses in real time. Therefore, both workers and the control center will be able to cope with dangerous situations more quickly.

The two companies will continue to develop innovative services step by step and expand 5G innovative technologies to all of KOMIPO’s workplaces.