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KT joins 5G Future Forum to develop edge computing

KT has joined the 5G Future Forum alongside five global telecommunications companies to co-develop technology for mobile edge computing and share business usage cases.

Mobile edge computing (MEC) refers to technology that brings computation and data storage closer to mobile devices being used. Verizon of the United States, Britain’s Vodafone, Canada’s Roger’s, Mexico’s America Movil and Australia’s Telstra are KT’s partners in the 5G Future Forum.

Under the agreement signed Thursday, the six will work together to develop a common standard for 5G-based mobile edge computing, share business cases and search for potential partners.

“Once there’s a common standard for 5G MEC, the access speed to technology and services overseas will be much faster as platforms are connected to one another - for our clients, this means faster access to the latest technology,” KT said in a statement.

KT plans to apply the developed MEC technology to remote medical services and online education in the future.

By Song Kyoung-son

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