As part of South Korea’s initiative to advance the country’s private 5G ecosystem, the government has selected Samsung Electronics to provide a selection of its 5G technology to five government agencies and private institutions in the country.
This project will allow non-telecom operators to build and operate 5G networks using 4.7GHz and 28GHz — which are dedicated frequency bands for private 5G networks in Korea.
“Private 5G networks will enable progressive changes across all industry verticals. Applications like digital twins, autonomous vehicles, AI and AR are only a glimpse of the plethora of use cases Samsung’s 5G can bring to life. Samsung understands the unique needs of enterprises and is capable of delivering optimised network experiences. We are excited to help drive the private 5G ecosystem in Korea,” said Yong Chang, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.
Providing 5G solutions to improve efficiency
According to the company, Samsung will provide its advanced private 5G network solutions to an array of entities in the public and private sectors — including energy, safety, water resource management, medical services and medical education.
In the public sector, Samsung will collaborate with three major government agencies to help them ensure workplace safety and efficiency by applying smart, AI-enabled connectivity solutions.
- Korea Electric Power Corporation, the largest electric utility in Korea, plans to deploy smart grid technologies and build digital twins to enhance safety and efficiency in the workplace.
- Korea Industrial Complex Corporation, a government agency that manages and supports industrial complexes, will deploy a 5G-driven digital safety platform at various work sites. Samsung will help them build an AI-based smart monitoring system for detection of fire hazards and any other security risks or emergencies in real-time.
- Korea Water Resources Corporation, a government agency for comprehensive water resource management, will build digital twins — virtual models of real-world river basins — to precisely visualise water flow and predict water-related hazards such as flood damages.
In the private sector, Samsung will also work with two of the largest and most technologically advanced hospitals in Korea, to implement enhanced medical services and immersive use cases. For example, it will include remote training using AR glasses, virtual simulation of live surgical conditions and live-streaming of 360-degree recordings of surgical operation.