South Korea is preparing for the next-generation of communication technology, injecting around 1-hundred-90 million U.S. dollars into 6G research and development.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Science and ICT revealed its preliminary roadmap, which is the follow-up to a recently discussed partnership with the U.S.
During their bilateral summit in Washington last month, South Korea and the U.S. agreed to establish a 6G partnership and expand R&D cooperation.
South Korea's five-year roadmap includes securing core source technology, taking the lead in international standards and patents,. and creating the foundation for research and industry.
Most of the budget, will be invested into ten core strategic technologies like low-orbit communications satellites and an ultra-precision network.
During the first year, the government aims to flesh out the roadmap and build the framework.
In doing so, the country will cooperate with other countries, including China and Finland, along with the U.S.
Part of that includes a global 6G event to be held in November.
To take the lead in international standards and patents, the Korean Intellectual Property Office is also tasked with drawing up detailed strategic plans.
The 6G plan comes as private companies are also gearing up for the next-gen tech.
During an online event Tuesday, Samsung Electronics revealed its bid to lead the 6G market, providing various 5G solutions that could be used as stepping stones to 6G.
Kim Sung-min, Arirang News.