While it is the world leader in fiber optic and 4G, South Korea does not intend to pause. She keeps some ahead, especially since it highlights the prospects of deploying 5G.
South Korean authorities have announced their intention to invest € 1.1 billion in the protocol of the G5, the purpose of a commercial launch in 2020. This 5G propose a theoretical speed of 1 Gb / s.
Leader optical fiber and 4G, South Korea does not intend to pause. She keeps some ahead, especially since it highlights the prospects of deploying 5G. Thus, in a statement, the South Korean Ministry of Science explains that their country has “helped the growth of the country with 2G in the 1990s, in the 2000s 3G and 4G in 2010. It is now time to get moving to develop 5G. Of Europe, China and the United States countries have stepped up efforts to develop this technology and we believe there will be a huge competition in this sector in recent years. “
South Korea is not alone in his position. China’s Huawei has said it would invest $ 600 million by 2018 in this technology. For its part, Brussels announced last December the establishment of a public-private partnership dedicated to R & D on the 5G 5G called PPP. It will have a budget of 700 million euros in 2020 and chaired by the Finnish supplier NSN (ex-Nokia Siemens Networks).