South Korea is planning to establish the world's most advanced mobile network and cyber security system as part of achieving across-the-board digital innovation.
That's according to the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korean Culture and Information Service.
At a forum hosted Thursday on technological innovation policy, the science ministry explained its plans for R&D in collaboration with the private sector.
It aims to provide 5G service to even the most rural areas by 2024 and launch a pilot 6G network in 2026.
There will also be all-around support for research in fields such as semiconductors, batteries, hydrogen, advanced material, AI and space.
As part of what's tentatively called the "Super-Gap R&D Project," South Korea is going to focus on research areas that can produce tangible outcomes within five to seven years.