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Private 5G Frequency Allocation Status in Korea (56 locations): Updated 2024.02.02
January 02, 2024 | By Harrison J. Son (son@netmanias.com)
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Private 5G Frequency Allocation Status in Korea (56 locations)

 

 
 

 

 

On October 28, 2021, the South Korean government (Ministry of Science and ICT: MSITstarted offering private 5G frequencies (100MHz@4.7GHz, 600MHz@28GHz) in an effort to deploy private 5G, a crucial infrastructure for enterprises' digital transformation, across a variety of industries in South Korea.

 

This private 5G frequencies provided by the MSIT can be used in two ways.

  • Private 5G Operator: Approved by MSIT as a private 5G common carrier and assigned private 5G frequencies by MSIT to provide private 5G network services to enterprise customers.
  • Enterprise DIY: Enterprises are assigned private 5G frequencies by MSIT to build their own private wireless networks.

Mobile network operators (SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+) in South Korea are not permitted to become private 5G operators. Because of antitrust issues, the government has barred MNOs from operating as private 5G operators.

 

The table below lists the operators and enterprises to which the MSIT has assigned private 5G frequencies. As of February 2, 2024, private 5G frequencies have been assigned to 56 locations in 35 companies.

 

 1. Private 5G Operator  Customer Location  Priavte 5G Frequency Acquisition Date  5G Vendor
 Qubicom  Yes24 Logistics Center (Incheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.12.01  Ericsson
 POSCO DX  POSCO Gwangyang Steel Plant (Gwangyang)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.09.11  
 LG Electronics  Customer's Logistics Center (Incheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.10.04  
 LG Digital Park (Pyeongtaek)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.06.27  
 Megazone Cloud  Riman Korea (Daegu)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.06.27  Nokia
 LS Electric  LS Electric Cheonan Factory (Cheonan)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.05.02  
 Hyundai Autoever  Hyundai R&D Center (Uiwang)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.05.02  
 Newgens  Daeduk University (Daejeon)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2023.09.25  Ericsson
 Lotte World (Seoul), Newgens Building (Anyang)   4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2022.11.28  Ericsson
 Wizcore  Yonsei University (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.05.02  
 Wi.lab (YongIn)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.10.28  Ericsson
 Sejong Telecom

 HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo

 Dockyard (Ulsan)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.10.04  
 TLB cluster (Banwolshihwa Industrial Complex)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.10.06  Samsung
 KT MOS

 NIA Private 5G Testbed (Daegu)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.12.28  HFR
 Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2023.09.25  Samsung
 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital 

 (Bundang)

 4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2022.10.06  Nokia
 Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2022.10.06  Samsung
 CJ Olive Networks  CJ Logistics Icheon Distribution Center (Icheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.05.02  Ericsson
 CJ Songdo IDC (Incheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) 2022.08.30  

 Nable Communications

 Nable Communications H/Q (Seongnam)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.05.02  
 Ewha womans university medical center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.08.10  Samsung
 SK networks service

 Aviation Industrial Complex (Sacheon)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2024.01 planned

 HFR

 Smart Agricultural Products Processing Center (Iksan)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2024.01 planned  HFR

 Gyeongnam RobotLand Foundation (Changwon),

 Foodpolis: Korea National Food Cluster (Iksan)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.11.28

 5G Core: Flectory

 5G Small Cell:

 Innowireless

 Central's Changwon Factory (Changwon)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (400MHz) 2022.05.26  Ericsson
 LG CNS  Kyung Hee Univ. (Global Campus in Yongin)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.12.22  LG CNS
 LG Electronics (Seoul, Pyeongtaek)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.06.03  LG CNS
 LG Innotek Gumi Factory 2 (Gumi)

 4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (500MHz)

2022.03.31  LG CNS
 Naver Cloud  The 2nd head office building of Naver (Budang)

 4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz)

2021.12.28  Samsung
 

Source: Ministry of Science and ICT

 

 2. Enterprise DIY  Enterprise Location  Priavte 5G Frequency Acquisition Date  5G Vendor
 Samsung  Samsung Electronics Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (Suwon)  4.7GHz (100MHz), 28GHz 2024.01.30  Samsung
 ETRI  ETRI Campus (Daejeon)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.10.04  
 Coontec  Coontec H/Q (Seongnam)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.06.08  NextEPC
 CAMTIC

 CAMTIC Advanced Mechatronics Technology Institute

 (Jeonju)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.02  
 LG Electronics

 LG Digital Park (Pyeongtaek)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.12.22  

 Government  Building   Management Office

 Government Complex Sejong (Sejong)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.12.22  
 KAI

 Jongpo Business Site (Sacheon)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.12.22  Nokia
 UANGEL  UANGEL H/Q (Budang)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.11.28  UAGEL
 KHNP (Energy)  Hanul Nuclear Power Plant (Uljin)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.11.28  HFR
 K-Water  Busan Echo Delta Smart Village (Busan)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.10.28  Samsung
 KT  KT Research and Development Center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.10.06  Nokia

 Republic of Korea Navy

 ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2023.06.22  
 Republic of Korea Navy Headquarters (Geryong)  4.7GHz (100MHz) 2022.10.06  Nokia
 KEPCO (Energy)  Shin-Jungbu Substation (Cheongju)  4.7GHz (100MHz), 28GHz 2022.10.06  Samsung
 

Source: Ministry of Science and ICT

 

KAI: Korea Aerospace Industries

KHNP: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

K-Water: Korea Water Resources Corporation

KEPCO: Korea Electric Power Corporation

정영돈 2023-05-10 14:26:59

Very well summarized!!!

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