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5G network is a Hyper Speed.
SEOUL: South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G networks on Friday (Apr 5), a transformation leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.
The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids.
But while the South has won the race to be first to provide the user experience, that is only one part of a wider battle that has pit the United States against China and ensnared giants including Huawei.
What is 5G Network?
Hyper-wired South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess, and Seoul has made the 5G Networks roll out a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth.
The system will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity – 20 times faster than the existing 4G – allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second.
In the same way that 3G enabled widespread mobile web access and 4G made new applications work ranging from social media to Uber, 5G will herald a new level of connectivity, empowered by speed.
It is crucial for the future development of devices ranging from self-driving vehicles that send data traffic to one another in real time, industrial robots, drones and other elements of the Internet of Things.
That makes it a vital part of the infrastructure of tomorrow, and the 5G network standard is expected to bring about $565 billion in global economic benefits by 2034, according to the London-based Global System for Mobile Communications, an industry alliance.
But the implications have pitted Washington against Beijing in an increasingly bitter standoff.
The US has pressed its allies and major economies to avoid 5G network solutions from Chinese-owned telecom giant Huawei, citing security risks that technological backdoor could give Beijing access to 5G-connected utilities and other components.
But Chinese firms dominate 5G network technology.
Huawei, the global leader, has registered 1,529 5G network patents, according to data analysis firm IPlytics.