Korean carriers to commercialize world’s first 5G services in March 2019

Korean carriers to commercialize world’s first 5G services in March 2019

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LG U+ CEO Ha Hyun Hwoi (left), KT CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu (second from left), Minister of Science and ICT Yoo Young min (third from left) and SK Telecom CEO Park Jung Ho pose for a photo after their meeting at the Merriott Park Center in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 17. (Yonhap News)

Three major Korean phone and data carriers -- SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ -- will jointly launch the world’s first 5G services in March 2019. This move is in response to the Moon administration’s goal to make Korea the first country in the world to actualize 5G technologies.

Minister of Science and ICT Yoo Young min held a meeting with the CEOs of the three companies -- LG U+ CEO Ha Hyun Hwoi, KT CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu and SK Telecom CEO Park Jung Ho -- to discuss the commercialization of 5G services, at the Marriott Park Center in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 17.

“In order to make Korea the first country to commercialize 5G technology and to dominate the global market, suppliers should avoid competition to be first,” said Minister Yoo. “I urge your three companies to cooperate with each other on this.”

“To allow all related industry entities to share the benefits of the first-mover advantage, you three companies should try to grow together by keeping a win-win partnership,” Yoo said.

 

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 http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Sci-Tech/view?articleId=161486&pageIndex=1

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180717000668

Source : KOREA.NET

 

 

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