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[The 144th KISTEP Wednesday Forum] Future Industrial Strategy for 6G Communication
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Planning and Evaluation (KISTEP, President Jeong Byung-seon) held the 144th KISTEP Wednesday Forum "Future Industrial Strategy for 6G Communication" on April 13 to discuss the direction the government should support in order to lead the telecommunication market at a time when next-generation telecommunication is newly defined.
This Wednesday Forum was broadcast live online, and uploaded on the KISTEP YouTube channel.
Jeong Byung-seon, president of KISTEP, said, “6G communication will play a key role as new digital services emerged and are rapidly increasing. In the fierce competition over 6G between big data companies and countries, I hope this forum will serve as a plaform to discuss the strategic support measures that Korea should establish for the world's first commercialization of 6G."
▲ Jeong Byung-seon, president of KISTEP
Bang Seung-chan, director of the ETRI Communication and Media Research Center, introduced the current state of 5G and presented the government's support strategy along with the background and technology trends for 6G.
▲ Bang Seung-chan, director of the ETRI Communication and Media Research Center
Director Bang said, “The problem is that we rely on imported parts where there is a lack of basic technologies such as IRP and Chip. Only continuous innovation and challenge will strengthen the foundation of SMEs in Korea and enhance future global technological competitiveness.” In particular, Director Bang suggested that it is necessary to challenge the hegemony of sky technology in 6G, where communication coverage is expanded to the air, and to promote a strategy that integrates land and sky technology.
The following panel discussion was conducted by Ryu Young-soo, Director general of Office of National R&D Coordination at KISTEP and participated by Yoo Jun-sang, Managing Director of OE Solutions , Lee Jong-sik, Managing Director of KT and Kim Dong-gu, Professor at Yonsei University.
▲ Yoo Jun-sang, managing director of OE Solutions
Yoo Jun-sang, managing director of OE Solutions, stated that future 6G demand is expected to occur in various places, including smart construction, smart campus, smart factory, and auton.omous driving. He emphasized that ultra-low-latency broadband services are necessary for the integration of mobile communication networks and auton.omous driving, and the measures to secure network reliability will be the key. In particular, he argued that government support would be essential to secure technology foresight capabilities from the standpoint of SMEs.
▲ Lee Jong-sik, managing director of KT
▲ Kim Dong-gu, professor of Yonsei University
Professor Kim Dong-gu said, “We need to keep our eyes on active investment by the United States, China, and Japan for 6G technology development. In particular, the United States’ global expertise in public-private cooperation has many implications for Korea.” In addition, he suggested, “In the 6G era, an entity in charge of the strategic execution system is required. In particular, in 2030, as the era of technology convergence, it will be important to develop equipment, terminals, and services in which network, AI, cloud, platform, and device technologies are converged.”