Naver Cloud and Samsung Electronics are collaborating for Korea’s first ‘Ieum 5G (5G specialized network)’ service at Naver’s second office building, ‘1784’ in Gyeonggi-do. Recently, the two companies applied Samsung Electronics’ Ieum 5G-only equipment to ‘1784’. They completed the licensing process to establish a wireless station, building a tech convergence building with a 5G-specialized network for the first time in Korea.
By introducing this 5G specialized network, ‘1784’ will serve as a ‘test bed’ that continuously executes innovative services that converge cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and autonomous driving. In particular, the two companies will launch the world’s first 5G-specialized network and cloud-based autonomous driving robot service here.
The cloud-connected to Ieum 5G acts as a robot’s brain, exchanging information with dozens to hundreds of robots simultaneously and controlling the autonomous driving route in real-time with ultra-low latency. The robot provided convenient services such as home delivery and coffee delivery to employees in ‘1784’.
Communication equipment such as Samsung Electronics’ Ieum 5G base station radio and compact core installed in ‘1784’ will play a key role as a neural network that connects the communication between the robot and the cloud. Specializing in companies that require large-capacity data upload, Samsung Electronics handles data uploads of many robots at once by expanding and allocating the upload frequency of the Ieum 5G-only equipment to about twice that of the general communication network (about 20%).
Companies to Cooperate to commercialize ‘Ieum 5G’
NAVER Cloud and Samsung Electronics will continue to develop business models based on Ieum 5G and cloud and actively discover use cases to cooperate so that they can contribute to the revitalization of domestic and overseas 5G specialized network businesses and expansion of the ecosystem.
Starting with the ‘1784’ Ieum 5G service, the two companies plan to continue cooperating in the ‘Gak Sejong’ new data center built in Sejong next year. “This cooperation with Naver goes beyond the fact that it is the first Ieum 5G in Korea. We are discussing the introduction of Ieum 5G with companies in various industries such as manufacturing, logistics, ports, and medical care. We plan to continue close cooperation by actively discovering solution partners and creating a 5G specialized network ecosystem,” said Yong Jang, managing director of Samsung Electronics’ Network Business Division, B2B and B2G Group.
“Samsung Electronics will continue to build a 5G specialized network ecosystem at home and abroad to create business cases for 5G specialized networks in various fields such as transportation, hospitals, schools, factories, and SOC facilities,” he said. Sang-Young Han, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Planning, Naver Cloud, said, “‘1784’ is a building that converges Naver’s cutting-edge technologies and tests future technologies. And we will continue to cooperate so that more companies can achieve digital innovation based on the cloud.”