South Korean telco KT is showcasing its 5G technology prowess at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, the company announced.
The company, together with its local counterpart Telkomsel, has set up a 5G exhibition near Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the primary venue for the games in Indonesia.
As it did for the PyeongChang Winter Games earlier this year, the company is providing a variety of offers for visitors.
Free View allows users to view real-time shots in different angles and is available for badminton and basketball matches. Sync View, which gives a gallery-style view, is available for golf. Tablets with 5G connections are also being made available to play VRIGHT's Special Force VR: Universal War game.
KT, along with compatriots SK Telecom and LG Uplus, are gearing up to launch a 5G network in March next year.
The telco's research arm, KT Economic and Management Research Institute, said 5G networks will create 30.3 trillion won ($27 billion) in economic value by 2025 and account for 1.5 percent of South Korea's GDP.
KT is preparing a slew of services to integrate with its next-generation network. The firm announced that it deployed blockchain on its commercial network last month.
PREVIOUS AND RELATED COVERAGE
KT has won a $47 million project to build a large-scale fibre-optic cable network in the northern regions of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
With the 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum auction complete, the South Korean government and telcos are set to roll out 5G in December.
In South Korea's small towns and big cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything from utilities to subways to buildings as more municipalities and companies capitalise on new computing and network technologies.
Samsung Electronics' Connect Tag is the first of its kind to use the narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network and can be used to track pets, children, and personal items.
5G mobile networks: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)
As LTE networks become increasingly saturated, mobile network operators are planning for the 5G future. Here is what business professionals and mobile users need to know about 5G.