South Korean technology giant LG CNS, the IT division of South Korea’s LG Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kyung Hee University to jointly develop technologies for a private 5G service. The aim is to serve customers in the manufacturing and logistics fields by improving utilization of the e-Um 5G service. The partnership comes as private 5G networks are increasingly being sought after by companies looking to access secure and high-speed communication systems tailored to their needs without relying on public networks. This could revolutionize current services, enabling faster data transfers, better security levels and improved resource utilization. In December 2021, LG CNS established its 5G network system at Kyung Hee University and applied for government permission that same month to become the second domestic operator of a private 5G network. This followed Naver Cloud’s registration as South Korea’s first company offering telecom services through this type of network in March 2022. Samsung followed suit in August 2022, announcing new deployments targeting sectors such as energy, safety and medical services among others.
As part of the partnership between LG CNS and Kyung Hee University, researchers from both organizations will work together towards developing innovative technologies that can help drive further adoption and use cases for private 5G networks. Among other areas they will be exploring are optimization of communication coverage, increased transmission speed and enhanced security features designed to protect critical data transmissions exchanged over these networks. The research team will also look into ways to leverage existing components such as edge computing capabilities offered by these types of networks for AI-based applications like autonomous driving or precision agriculture solutions that can boost productivity across industries. This collaboration between LG CNS and Kyung Hee University promises to further advance private 5G network technologies currently available in South Korea while creating more opportunities for customers within the manufacturing and logistics sectors seeking greater efficiency from their operations enabled by enhanced digital capabilities provided by this new form of connectivity.