EU and South Korea to work together on 5G development

 EU and South Korea to work together on 5G development

The European Union and South Korea will work together to develop technologies for 5G, the next-generation mobile network. The two sides will establish global standards for the new technology.

A joint declaration was signed and announced at a Seoul hotel on Monday. South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said that the sides agreed to work closely to “strengthen their cooperation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector”. They would work on developing “related technologies, standards and policies for the fifth-generation (5G) network”.

A new joint working group will be established to plan and implement joint research and development projects. The two will also collaborate on forming a global consensus on defining new 5G network technologies. The EU and South Korea will exchange policies on the frequency for 5G mobile network - to help enhance how their separate systems and devices will connect together.

The ministry said: "The two sides acknowledged the importance of cooperation between the private and public sectors for the development of a 5G network and expressed their support for exchanges between related industrial groups of South Korea and Europe."

It added that bilateral cooperation would also be boosted at an international level at organisations and events such as the International Telecommunication Union and the World Radiocommunication Conference.


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