South Korea’s SK Telecom Is Building an ICT Ecosystem with Mapping and 5G

by Kangrui Ling | 2Q 2019 | IN-5497
SK Telecom has struck a partnership with Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) for the development of 5G-based autonomous driving infrastructure. IFEZ is a self-contained residential and business district that consists of three regions: Songdo, Cheongna, and Yeongjong. It has a total land area of 132.9 square km and is positioned as an international business hub, offering tax reductions and subsidies for businesses. The partnership will see SK Telecom developing a High-Definition (HD) map of IFEZ for autonomous vehicles. This map will be machine readable and will provide centimeter-level precise map readings. It will also be built with Dynamic Data Platform, a 5G-based real-time map update solution. Dynamic Data Platform will use 5G for Wide Area Network (WAN) deployment that collects road data from car sensors and updates the IFEZ HD map with any road changes.

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