The 5G juggernaut rumbles on with South Korea getting a headstart on announcements in the new year. Meanwhile, posts on Reddit indicate AT&T's 5G is underwhelming, so far.
The South Korean carrier is to partner with MobiledgeX, building on the deal signed with DT in October 2018.
South Korea is the first nation in Asia to launch commercial 5G networks as KT, LG UPlus, and SK Telecom, switch on services.
The telecom giants will invest a like amount in DT's MobiledgeX edge computing subsidiary and SK's partner ID Quantique, which uses quantum physics to secure communication transmissions.
AirHop Communications joined the SK Telecom and TIP hosted accelerator center in Seoul to develop its self-organizing network platform for 5G NR use cases.
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South Korean operator SK Telecom picked these three equipment vendors for its 5G deployment. The company plans to launch 5G in the first half of 2019.
NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, LG U+, KT Telecom, and SoftBank topped Juniper Research’s list of the “most promising” 5G network operators.
AT&T’s Andre Fuetsch will head the group’s board, which is made up of delegates from 12 operators.
The South Korean telco provider will use blockchain for asset management and digital real-name authentication. It is also forming a cryptocurrency hub to create social value and resources around blockchain technology.
Airship will build clouds ‘where absolutely everything is a container from the bare metal up.’
The South Korean operator plans to talk about 5G trials at the 5G New Horizon Symposium in Austin, Texas, next month.
NTT is a key proponent of PON virtualization but other operators are interested too.
5G-PON could become part of the 5G standard.
The WiFi technology is expected to help support video consumption ... eventually.