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UN’s ITU accepts some 5G suggestions from Korea

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an international organization under the United Nations in charge of worldwide standards for newly-developed ICT technologies, decided on schedules for the implementation of new 5G data network technologies, accepting suggestions from the Korean government.

5G data networks are a step up from existing 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks that enable data transmission of speeds up to 20 Gigabytes per second, which is nearly 20 times faster than LTE.

According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on Thursday, the ITU said it will finish distributing new frequency bandwidth by 2019 and make 5G an official international standard by 2020.

Korea hopes to become the world’s first country that standardizes its 5G data network technologies.

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