Adjacent to the border, KT expands its 5G empowerment to the ‘Freedom Village’
Korean Telecom (KT) Corporation towards fledging 5G network has expanded its world-first nationwide commercial 5G network to include an isolated village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The village is just 400 meters away from the North Korean border.
The first 5G village, Daeseong-dong called as Freedom Village, the only town located on the South Korean side of the 4-km (2.4 mile) wide DMZ. After bringing 5G into reality on April 3, South Korea became the first country in the world to commercialize it with wide range including both urban and rural areas.
KT’s 5G stepped strong
After announcing the company’s vision for the world’s first commercial 5G network at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), KT also sponsored the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games to showcase the world’s first 5G trial services.
Chairman Hwang, said, “We hope that KT’s 5G Village will greatly improve the lives and safety of residents.” “As our mission states, KT will continue its support and commitment for this village and its people to contribute to peace on the Korean peninsula as well as South Korea’s global 5G leadership,” he assured.
KT’s 5G village- an impression of modernization
Implementing the idea of covering a village with 5G network, KT is on a way towards empowering ground people first. This basic and necessary step aims to be the foundation including:
- Improve daily lives: KT’s 5G village in the DMZ will provide various 5G network-based ICT solutions to improve the daily lives of residents in the areas of welfare, education and tourism. A main control center at the town hall has been set-upped to oversee energy efficiency, air quality, and smart farming via connecting all 46 households across the village.
- 5G- a peace talk: The 5G village is an effort to develop ICT infrastructure for people in isolated areas. The opening comes before U.S. President Donald Trump’s likely visit to one of the world’s most heavily armed border zones amid reviving optimism that the U.S. and North Korea may resume peace talks on denuclearization after their February talks in Hanoi ended with no agreement.