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THE INVESTOR
May 27, 2019
Big Reunion

Mobile & Internet

KT establishes 5G mobile edge computing centers

  • PUBLISHED :March 06, 2019 - 15:05
  • UPDATED :March 06, 2019 - 15:05
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Telecom giant KT said on March 6 it has established mobile edge computing centers in eight major cities to optimize its 5G network’s performance, getting ready for its commercial rollout later this month.

KT said its mobile edge computing centers will allow faster processing of data, low latency and improved customer experiences by enabling data processing as close to the source as possible. 


For example, residents in the southern island of Jeju will be able to experience internet speeds of up to 44 percent faster than the existing LTE network thanks to the mobile edge computing center on the island itself, the company said.

KT said it will provide livestream services, esports broadcasting and online game content without latency by processing heavy data at distributed edge centers.

It also plans to utilize its edge centers for autonomous vehicles, smart factory and augmented and virtual reality content, which require a high-speed, low-latency network.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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