SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a South Korean telecom giant, said Tuesday it will make millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G services available at a baseball stadium in a move to step up efforts to commercialize the technology.
Although local mobile carriers offer 5G networks on the mid-band spectrum, they have yet to commercialize services on the high-band spectrum, also known as mmWave, which unlocks the fastest speeds on 5G.
KT said it will showcase a range of 5G services that use the technology at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, south of Seoul, from real-time hologram meetings to cloud gaming to virtual reality via its YouTube channel next Monday.
The company plans to test more mmWave 5G services later this year, including at a concert hall in Seoul in September.
Rival carriers SK Telecom Co. and LG Uplus Corp. are also developing services using the technology, such as live video feeds in virtual reality.