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KT to showcase 5G technology in autonomous car during Paralympic Games

2018/03/08 16:27

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SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- KT Corp., South Korea's second-largest mobile carrier, said Thursday it will demonstrate its fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology in a self-driving car during the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games.

KT said it will showcase vehicle-to-infrastructure communication for real-time video streaming and video calls by implementing 5G wireless technology in a rear-seat entertainment system in Hyundai Motor's fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO.

The mobile carrier has established a pilot 5G wireless network on a 3.5 kilometer-track near the venues for the Paralympic Games for the demonstration of its latest service.

KT, a sponsor of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, aims to begin the world's first commercial 5G service. The new network technology allows data transmission at speeds 40-50 times faster than the current fourth-generation technology.

The Paralympics is set to begin on Friday and end on March 18.