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Samsung to build private 5G network for the Korean government

The move is part of a government initiative to allow companies that aren’t telecom operators to build private 5G networks.

The South Korean technology conglomerate has announced that it has been selected to build a 5G network for five government agencies as well as private companies in the country. The networks will use the 4.7 GHz and 28 GHz bands which are dedicated private 5G spectrum bands in Korea.

The company will work with three major government agencies: the Korean Electric Power Corporation, the Korean Industrial Complex Corporation and the Korea Water Resources Corporation. Networks will be used to ensure workplace safety and efficiency.

Samsung will also build a 5G private network for the Ewha Woman’s University Mokdong Hospital and the Samsung Medical Center. Here, 5G will be used to introduce smart medical services.

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