SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s dominant Internet portal and search engine, said Thursday that it will develop 5G-enabled service robots in partnership with the country’s telecom giant KT Corp. and U.S. tech firm Intel Corp.
The partnership would allow Naver Labs Corp., a R&D subsidiary of Naver, to use Intel’s computing solution based on KT’s 5G communication network, officials said.
The agreement was signed at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona, the company said.
“The commercialization of 5G technology would create new business opportunities, and smart factories and service robots serve as such examples,” Kwon Myeong-sook, president of Intel Korea, said.
KT will provide its Edge Cloud infrastructure with its 5G network, which will serve as a basis for the service robots to send and receive data, corporate sources said.
“KT looks forward to leading the global industry by fusing our 5G commercial network and the Edge Cloud infrastructure with advanced technologies from Naver and Intel,” Lee Yong-Gyoo, a KT official, said.