KT to commercialize 5G services by 2019

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South Korea–

KT announced Tuesday its 5G technical specifications and unveiled its plan to commercialize its 5G network by 2019, rescheduling its earlier plan from 2020.

The decision was taken after reaching a consensus with global network and mobile chipsets manufacturers, including Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Intel and Qualcomm.

“We have been on an upward track to push for setting a global standard for the upcoming 5G era after we established the 5G-SIG in November last year,” Seo Chang-seok, vice president at the firm’s network strategy division, said in a press conference.

“The 5G specifications will serve as a backbone for our 5G demonstration plan at the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018,” he concluded.