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Korean mobile carriers highlight 5G platforms at MWC

Korean mobile carriers highlight 5G platforms at MWC


And we now take you to the Mobile World Congress
in Spain. A wide range of innovative products including
wearables and Internet of Things devices are being showcased there.
But the new 5G platforms are said to be the “it” technology.
Sohn Jung-in has more. A rider controls his motorcycle with just
a simple verbal command. He interacts with the bike to check his speed
and asks for directions during his ride. This is all possible thanks to Internet of
Things technology and a mobile chipset installed in his helmet. “…using our Intel Edison to add into the
bike, that communicates to the Intel Edison that′s inside the helmet, enabling an Internet
of Things interaction between the bike and the motorcycle rider.”
That′s just one of the gadgets on display at this year′s Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona. This air purifier is another.
It sends information about the air quality inside a room to a smartphone in real time.
This smart purification system, integrated with the Internet of Things, is able to measure
the air quality on its own and turn the air purifier on when necessary.
Experts say that in order to make devices like these commercially viable, what′s needed
is a new generation of mobile communications technology that′s faster and can deal with
an enormous amount of data. “IoT is real. It is here today and we need
our networks to support the huge growth that is coming.
Korea′s three leading domestic mobile carriers are showcasing mobile platforms based on 5G
technology, which is a thousand times faster than the existing fourth-generation LTE networks.
Sohn Jung-in, Arirang News.

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