* Date : 2019-03-08
With the development of cutting-edge technologies including AI and IoT, the 5G era has finally arrived and the world has been connected as one. 5G refers to the fifth-generation mobile communications system. And it has about 20 times faster peak data rate, which is 20Gbps in comparison to 4G which has a peak data rate of 1Gbps. Also, it responds 50 times faster and it can process 100 larger amount of data in comparison to the 4G network.
MWC, or Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019, which is one of the world’s top three exhibitions on IT skills as well as the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, was held under the theme, “Intelligent Connectivity.” About 2,300 companies from all parts of the globe participated in the event to experience the intelligence-based 5G network. Foldable phone has been at the center of the attention during the event. Korea’s LG Electronics unveiled V50 ThinQ 5G with a detachable dual screen and it has obtained positive responses from overseas businesses as well as from foreign media outlets. Also, Samsung Electronics introduced its new foldable phone which it unveiled for the first time in California. And it has seized a lot of attention from visitors. The advanced technologies developed by the domestic top three mobile operators for the release of the world’s first commercial 5G network received the limelight especially among foreign visitors. KT Corporation has promoted researches on the 5G network for the longest time among the domestic mobile operators. And it has released a solution which can be used for disaster management and smart factory.
Moreover, 5G-based holographic performances have been provided to visitors in real time. The vivid VR contents with improved immersion level enabled the visitors to experience the excellence of technologies, which can be controlled by AI, transmitted by 5G and performed by IoT skills.
A lot of startup businesses which are expected to benefit from the 5G technologies joined 4YFN, or 4 Years From Now, which is one of the additional events held during MWC. The domestic startups which joined the event promoted the advanced 5G technologies of Korea and they had chances to meet a lot of overseas buyers. 5G has led to the realization of a hyper-connected society which can connect all types of objects based on the network. We explore the era of 5G, which has been realized based on the improved AI technologies and networks.