‘High-tech’ such as 5G & AI … “The best stage to have promoted Korean ICT”
Nam Do Yeong | namdo0@ | 2018-02-26 10:53:58

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which was closed on February 25, has been holding various IT shows for 17 days and this Olympics has become the IT Olympics. KT is launching the world's first 5G real-time sink view service at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on the man bobsled at the Pyeongchang Sliding Center. Photo by Yonhab news

PyeongChang Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, which has inspired the world with a unified passion on ice and snow, ended 17 days after the closing ceremony on February 25.

Korea, through this Olympics, have demonstrate various advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR), and internet of things (IoT), including the world`s first 5G (5th generation mobile communication) wireless network technology, (ICT) powerhouse `. Although the medal report card did not meet expectations, it is an evaluation that it has harvested `gold medal` which is bigger in IT field.

◇ World`s first 5G technology "gold medal" = "PyeongChang Olympic is the biggest ever high-tech Olympics"

During the Olympics, major foreign players such as the US, UK, Germany, France, China, and Japan introduced the 5G technology, the first of its kind in the world, that 5G technology made its debut in PyeongChang. According to CNN, "PyeongChang Olympic visitors are witnessing the historic high-tech Olympics with winter sports confrontation." The 5G technology is at the heart of advanced technology such as autonomous cars, virtual reality, and high-speed video streaming that Samsung, Hyundai.

A city of 40,000 people, has emerged as an important test ground for world 5G technology with the Olympics with world carriers competing for 5G adoption, the small city of PyeongChang,. KT, who opened a `5G center` in PyeongChang and prepared a 5G pilot service, received attention by introducing 5G realistic media technology that can enjoy more vivid and colorful games such as Time Slice, SinkView, and Omni Point View.

`Peace of Dove`, which was opened with 1200 LED candles, was also implemented on the 5G network, and `Yaji 5G Village`, which showed the changing of the mountain village with 5G technology, was also deeply impressed. With the Olympics, the government plans to commercialize 5G technology early next year, and 5G investment in domestic mobile carriers is expected to accelerate.

◇ The Olympic Games Through Virtual Reality (VR) = The virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) . At the Olympic Games, visitors enjoyed an opportunity to experience the real world through technology that connects reality with virtual reality.

Meanwhile, KT`s public relations center `5G Connected` enjoyed an average of over 2000 passengers a day waiting for over an hour, experiencing the torch relay using VR and the `Ice Hockey Challenge` using 5G technology. Visitors to the Olympic Showcase, Samsung Electronics` public relations center, which prepared skyscraper, ski, ski jumping, alpine skiing, bobsleigh and various other winter Olympic events to enjoy 4D VR, continued. Companies such as Hyundai, Kia, and KEPCO also introduced their flagship business through the VR at the Olympic Promotion Hall and gained favor with visitors.

◇ Show us how to change the high-tech technology = The `PyeongChang Olympics` aimed at the `cutting-edge ICT Olympics` is more than just a demonstration of technology, but a lot of technologies that can be used closely in real life.

AR `s` Apps` application that led the way from the airport or train station to the stadium seats to be used by the AR, and the AI automatic translation and interpretation app` Malin `, which lowered the language barriers of overseas participants. ICT technology in daily life such as `Smart Band`, which recommended moving courses to representative players and coaching staff and informed on the schedule and weather, was a hidden achievement of the Olympic Games.

"The PyeongChang Winter Olympics was the best stage to inform the world about the excellent ICT technology in Korea," mentioned Choi Jeong-ho, director of the ICT Olympic preparations team at the Ministry of Information and Communication in PyeongChang. "Through the advanced technologies introduced at the Olympics, We must strive to be a momentum."

By Nam Do Yeong namdo0@

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