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5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

The total number of people who have subscribed to 5G wireless networks in South Korea has topped the 1 million mark as the country steadily expands its coverage infrastructure, the government said Wednesday. Subscriber numbers reached the milestone on Monday, 69 days after Asia’s fourth-largest economy became the first country in the world to officially […]

Beijing’s first 5G-based video call dialed at Beijing Expo 2019

Beijing’s first 5G-based video call dialed at Beijing Expo 2019

Beijing’s first high-definition video call via 5G network was made yesterday in the media center of the 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition, or Beijing Expo 2019, Beijing Daily reported on April 28. The video call, lasting 7 minutes, was made using a Huawei Mate 20 X, a foldable 5G smartphone, and was witnessed by domestic and […]

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

South Korea will share its know-how in 5G network technology with Turkmenistan and contribute to the central Asian country’s commercial satellite development plan, as part of its broader effort to make inroads into Central Asia, the government said Thursday. The move to expand cooperation comes as Science and ICT Minister Yoo Young-min and Durhanov Tahyrberdi, […]

Regulators Join Tech Rivalry with National-Security Blocks on Cross-Border Investment

Regulators Join Tech Rivalry with National-Security Blocks on Cross-Border Investment

Much has been made of negotiations between the United States and China amid their “trade war” over the past two years. Concerns by the US government about the role of Chinese companies — especially Huawei — in the buildout of next-generation 5G telecom networks around the world has provided the most recent episode in what […]

Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

“It will take at least 100 years to rebuild this country,” Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said as he faced the war-ravaged cities of Korea while leading the United Nations forces during the Korean War. As one of the world’s poorest countries, post-war Korea’s per capita gross domestic product was less than US$67. Contrary to MacArthur’s […]

Techno-Nationalism vs. the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Techno-Nationalism vs. the Fourth Industrial Revolution

What is the impact of techno-nationalism on global innovation? Does it advance, protect or impede it? Over the coming two decades, the answers may determine the economic success, competitiveness and geostrategic position not only of Asian nations but much of the world.   We are at a historical inflection point. The international rules-based economic order […]

S. Korea: SK Telecom to offer exclusive game content for 5G service

S. Korea: SK Telecom to offer exclusive game content for 5G service

SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it will offer a wide range of mixed reality game and media content for its 5G customers to take advantage of its new mobile network set to launch later this week. The nation’s top mobile carrier unveiled four types of mobile plans for 5G smartphone users, which range from 55,000 […]

China to build 5G demonstration hospital in Guangdong

China to build 5G demonstration hospital in Guangdong

A 5G hospital will soon be built in south China’s Guangdong Province, according to a cooperation document signed by Chinese tech firm Huawei, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital and Guangdong Mobile on Mar. 9. The three will establish a smart medical service system under the Internet Plus framework compatible with the next generation of communication technology. […]

Smart streetlights unveiled in Guangzhou

Smart streetlights unveiled in Guangzhou

Thirty-five smart streetlights were unveiled in Guangzhou, capital of southern China’s Guangdong province, to promote the building of 5G smart cities, local media outlet Yangcheng Evening News reported on March 2. The smart streetlights can serve as video surveillance devices, telecommunication base stations, road signs and even as battery chargers. Pedestrians can check traffic updates, […]

S. Korea striving to launch world’s first 5G smartphone service

S. Korea striving to launch world’s first 5G smartphone service

Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S10 5G model is expected to be available in early April as the tech giant and South Korea’s mobile carriers are beefing up efforts to launch the world’s first 5G smartphone service, industry sources said Tuesday. South Korea had initially set a goal of beginning the world’s first commercial 5G service […]

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