ISAP2016 -International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation-

Plenary Talk 3

5G Trial in 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
- Technical challenges & preparations

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Mr. Jongsik Lee
KT, Korea


Mr. Jongsik Lee is currently the head of 5G TF in Infra Lab. of Institute of Convergence Technology. He joined KT in 1998 and has worked on various wireless areas including 3G, Mobile WiMAX, and LTE-related R&D project. Since 2014, he has been leading LTE Evolution and 5G-related R&D projects. He received the B.S. & M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1996 and in 1998, respectively. His main research areas were RF and microwave engineering.


5G Trial in 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
- Technical challenges & preparations

The 5G network will allow ultra-fast data transfer, significantly decrease latency, and also support massive connectivity of heterogeneous devices. Although the telecoms industry has already started working on 5G, network operators, vendors, and regulatory bodies have yet to agree on a standard for spectrum and radio technologies. To clear this hurdle and timely roll out commercial 5G services, KT is actively working on both 5G R&D and global standardization, closely collaborating with industry, government, and global telecom alliances. KT already announced the vision of 5G GiGAtopia in MWC 2015 and is accordingly preparing 5G pre-commercial services for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. In this talk, we will share KT’s view and vision on 5G, and also introduce what KT has done so far, and what KT is currently working on for launching 5G networks in collaboration with our partners, mainly focusing on our 5G pre-commercial specifications and corresponding service plan.



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