The southern port city of Busan is hosting one of the world's biggest events in the telecom industry this week.
ITU Telecom World 2017 began Monday, bringing together around 8-thousand experts, CEOs, investors, and government policymakers from several continents.
One focus this year is on investor match-making services to create opportunities for startups and small businesses.
The ITU, or International Telecommunications Union, is the information and communications arm of the UN.
Some 40-thousand visitors are expected to come to the expo showcasing technology that is essential to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.