KT opens up 2nd ‘5G Open Lab’ to upgrade 5G contents and services

2019.06.11 13:36:40

Participants at the ribbon cutting at KT Pangyo 5G Open Lab inaugurated on Monday at KT’s Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. [Photo by KT]이미지 확대

Participants at the ribbon cutting at KT Pangyo 5G Open Lab inaugurated on Monday at KT’s Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. [Photo by KT]

KT Corp. has opened up another 5G lab in Pangyo, Gyeonggi, to bring together startups, established companies and individual developers to explore and develop new services and products on 5G platform, the South Korean major telecommunications company said on Tuesday.

Its first KT 5G Open Lab inaugurated at the company’s research center in Seocho District, southern Seoul last September, is now visited by over 100 partners each month to develop new business models on the 5G network, according to KT.

The second one also aims to explore creative 5G services jointly with promising Pangyo startups involved in next-generation media, IoT and mobile technology. Pangyo is home to more than 1,000 startups and some of Korea’s big name tech companies. The KT 5G Open Lab is fully equipped with the gear needed to test the 5G setup and facilities including a shield room covered with a thick steel wall to ensure uninterrupted 5G testing.

Users can book their visit to use facilities on the lab’s website (5gopenlab.com).

Participants are pictured listening to an explanation of Linkflow’s neckband system at KT Pangyo 5G Open Lab inaugurated on Monday at KT’s Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. [Photo by KT]이미지 확대

Participants are pictured listening to an explanation of Linkflow’s neckband system at KT Pangyo 5G Open Lab inaugurated on Monday at KT’s Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. [Photo by KT]

The company said more than 300 officials from 150 companies attended a 5G platform developer conference held on the sidelines of the lap opening ceremony, where various partners including Google and NVIDIA shared their service development stories.

By Lee Sun-hee and Minu Kim

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