5G in Korea

Story, Challenges and Vision of a First Mover

In this article, Dr. Hee Chun Kim looks around the landscape of South Korean telecommunications, in particular focusing on 5G and relevant policies. Considering that South Korea rolled out the first instance of commercial 5G service in the world and showed remarkable growth with regard to the domestic penetration of this technology, he proposes that sharing South Korea’s experience in 5G implementation may benefit relevant policymakers and stakeholders in other nations. He then goes on to discuss current challenges as well as strategies regarding the future use and evolution of 5G in Korea.