HTZ Communications: Paving the way for private 5G excellence - eUM 5G South Korea Project

September 28, 2023
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The Korea Communications Agency (KCA) plays a critical role in the regulatory landscape of South Korea, entrusted with the mission to propel the broadcasting, telecommunications, and radio industries forward through adept radio spectrum management. Beyond its regulatory role, KCA undertakes government-backed projects within these vital sectors.

The eUM 5G Project is an ambitious undertaking by KCA and is designed to fortify the nation's digital infrastructure, fostering innovation across diverse domains such as education, manufacturing, and industrial operations. By introducing private 5G networks into the equation, industries stand to reap substantial benefits, including enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency (URLL), and massive machine-type communication (MMTC). One of the key advantages of private 5G networks is their unparalleled levels of security and control over network resources, surpassing the capabilities of commercial 4G or WiFi services.

KCS plans to use HTZ Communications to accelerate its expansion of radio accessibility and elevate the quality and efficiency of telecommunications services across South Korea. HTZ Communications will play a pivotal part in the eUM 5G project.

HTZ is invaluable at assigning interference-free frequencies and crafting regulatory frameworks catering to the unique needs of private network operators. Among the spectrum resources earmarked for 5G networks, South Korea has set aside the 28 GHz (600 MHz) and 4.7 GHz (100 MHz) bands for private 5G use. Using fully deterministic propagation models, HTZ leverages 3D ray tracing and massive MIMO simulations to study the propagation characteristics of these frequencies. This analysis covers outdoor and indoor scenarios and outdoor-to-indoor penetration, ensuring optimal network performance. HTZ features a robust GIS engine enabling the modelling of intricate private network environments. This is indispensable for seamless 5G deployment across diverse landscapes, from urban centres to remote industrial facilities.

The collaboration between KCA and HTZ Communications represents a significant stride towards harnessing the full potential of 5G technology and advancing South Korea's position as a leader in telecommunications and digital innovation. Stay tuned for more updates as this partnership unfolds and the eUM 5G Project continues to shape the future of connectivity in South Korea.

Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and does not constitute official statements from the Korea Communications Agency (KCA).

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