The World Bank, which supports the eradication of global poverty and economic development of developing countries, visited KT to tour Korea's flagship 5G.
KT showcased the 5G-based technology at KT's R&D center in Seocho-gu, southern Seoul, on Sept. 4, while World Bank Vice President Makhtar Diop, Boutheina Guermazi director of digital development and Ryu Je-myung, director of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communication attending.
World Bank Vice President Makhtar Diop visited South Korea to experience and utilize the technology of leading countries so that developing countries around the world, including Africa and Latin America, will not lag behind in the 5G era.
He is preparing communication policies for energy, transportation, digital development, infrastructure financial support, public-private partnership projects and successful introduction of 5G in developing countries.
Director Boutheina Guermazi is in charge of digital support projects for economic growth in developing countries, such as upgrading network infrastructure and spreading e-government. Ryu Je-myung, who is currently dispatched to the World Bank, leads the 5G flagship project, which establishes policies for developing countries to introduce 5G.
The World Bank group heard about KT's successful 5G applications, such as 5G-based communications, media services, mobile infrastructure, disaster and safety solutions, energy and transportation solutions, and smart factory.
Vice President Makhtar Diop discussed the current status of KT's 5G-based future business and its ICT role for the development of developing countries.
The World Bank plans to reflect KT's experience during the visit in its future policy of introducing 5G in developing countries and digital support.
"I am impressed with KT's 5G-based solutions and various applications that are globally advanced." said Vice-President Makhtar Diop. "The 5G technology is expected to contribute to developing countries' leapfrog growth and to solving pending issues such as agriculture, energy and health care."