TAESUNG FREEDOM VILLAGE-South Korea (Reuters) – a South Korean provider KT Corp said on Thursday it launched the 5G services is one of the world’s most heavily armed border between the two koreas.
FILE PHOTO: a South Korean flag flutters on top of a 100 metre-high tower when the soldiers are on guard on the roof of the town hall, the Tae Sung freedom village, near the Military demarcation line (MDL) in the demilitarized zone between the two koreas, in Paju, South Korea, on November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Photo File
The next generation of technology that is available in the Taesung Freedom Village, a South Korean community, using the 4-km (2.5-mile) – wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, former US President Bill Clinton called “the scariest place on Earth”.
Isolated North Korea and south Korea, the rich, democratic South are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace.
The new technology will give the villagers better access to online services such as yoga classes, and for them to be able to water crops, and a remote control UNIT, said.
It will be easier for me, because for the villagers, usually accompanied by the military when they need to get to work on the farms,” Chae, united kingdom, a MARKET official told reporters during a tour of the village, where the company has installed two of the 5G base stations.
Of the 200 residents who live on just a 400-metre (437 yards) from the border, guarded by heavily armed soldiers, barbed wire and anti-tank barricades and not be able to leave their homes, or at work in the fields, and without a military escort.
South korea’s intelligence agency have tested the 5G drives in order to provide for a network of signals, not crossing the border, Chae said.
KT, a former state-owned company, also operates a military hot lines between the koreas, and the cable networks in a jointly-run industrial complex just north of the border.
South Korea is in the race to be in the market for 5G, and expand the coverage of the entire country, in the hope that it will spur breakthroughs in the fields of smart cities and self-governing automobiles.
The technology has to offer for the 20-times faster data speeds than the 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks, and a better artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, with a very low latency.
However, as network speeds may be slow at the school in the village is heavily protected from the stray bullets, the RTC said.
The village’s mayor, Kim Dong-gu, welcomes the arrival of 5G in their “sea country”.
“Now it is our place to be with so many restrictions and tensions, in fact, there is a great virtual life,” he told reporters.
Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Darren Schuettler