Byun Jae -il 5G 28GHz commercialization case No support terminal
Compared to LTE, it was 20 times faster than LTE, and the actual commercialization of the 5G 28GHz band frequency, which was spotlighted, was inadequate. In particular, there are no handsets that support the 28GHz frequency from 2019 to July.
According to the data submitted by the Democratic Party’s Democratic Party from the Ministry of Science and ICT on the 2nd, the 28GHz pilot project, which was promoted by domestic telecommunications companies last year, ended and completed the service for about a week. Since then, the company has been switched to Wi-Fi with 28GHz as a terminated network.
Earlier, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced in February that it would formally commercialize the subway business, the core of 28GHz Wi-Fi. However, according to the ’28GHz Wi-Fi construction status’ submitted to the parliamentary office, consultations are still in progress due to the procedure. In addition, unlike the original plan, the company will start the service on Seoul Line 2 and 5-8 next year.
According to the Councilor’s office, the procedure was long for the installation of optical cable for communication between passenger cars, and the installation was required to be renovated and approved by the Railroad Safety Act. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, It is only possible to know exactly when the pre-consultation and related data are formally received.
In addition, no terminals support the 28GHz band frequency among the handsets released in Korea from 2019 to July, after 5G commercialization.
Representative BYU said, Despite the expansion of the 28GHz band’s hotspot pilot project, the fact that the actual service has been commercialized or one terminal that supports it is evidence that the 28GHz policy has been neglected for the past four years.