Samsung to apply 5G technology using mmWave in simulated city

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2018-12-06 12:54 Updated : 2018-12-06 12:54
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The bird's eye view image of K-City, a testbed for autonomous vehicles. [Courtesy of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport]


SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will develop and apply 5G communication technology using extremely high frequency called mmWave (millimeter wave) and equipment in a simulated city which is under construction in a state project to test autonomous vehicles.

mmWave (millimeter wave), also known as extremely high frequency, is the band of spectrum between 30 gigahertz and 300 gigahertz. Researchers are testing 5G wireless broadband technology on the millimeter wave spectrum. Samsung is a key provider of 5G equipment and technology.

Under a business agreement with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KTSA), on 5G communication technology, Samsung will set up a vehicle to everything (V2X) network and vehicle communication terminals. The two partners will also build an infrastructure for connected car services such as ultra-low-latency communications and a control center.

KTSA is in charge of establishing a 5G network in "K-City" to be built in Hwaseong south of Seoul. The simulated city will have a highway, parking lots, local communities, living areas and complicated urban road conditions. The state body has vowed to open K-City to all those seeking to test and develop self-driving technologies.

"Various communication environments such as 5G, 4G and V2X that can be used in K-City are valuable assets that can not be experienced anywhere in the world. We will open related facilities to domestic small and medium companies, start-ups and academia," KTSA director Kwon Byung-yoon said.