South Korea has announced its plans to roll out the commercialization of the 6th generation of mobile communication (6G) by 2028, two years ahead of the original schedule of 2030 under the K-Network 2030 plan.

The Ministry of Science and ICT made the announcement, saying however, that the exact schedule of commercialization is still to be confirmed according to future standardization and technology development schedules, and as of now, “it is difficult to determine this in detail.”

The ministry said that it has allocated 625.3 billion won ($481.7 million) for a feasibility study for a research and development project on core 6G technologies.

South Korea’s push for 6G development is a response to growing competition with other countries. It also aims to address recent changes in technology trends and the increasing demand for higher speed and lower latency in wireless communications.

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