KT Corp selects TVU for 4K video over 5G | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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South Korean telco KT Corp has enlisted the support of live IP specialist TVU Networks to deliver ultra HD video over its 5G network.
TVU 5G 21 March 19
KT plans to launch its full scale commercial 5G network service by April. It has trialing them during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February 2018 and through a live broadcast of the farewell show of K-pop group Wanna One on its IPTV service, Olleh TV.

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a pioneering effort that reflects our own continued commitment to the power and possibility of 5G,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

“Video is now what most people watch on their smart phones, but to take the quality of services offered and accessibility of video to the next level requires low latency, high speed, and ultra-connectivity that 5G provides. The backbone of the 5G network pairs perfectly with our ability to acquire, manage and deliver the ultimate 4K video over IP.”

TVU Networks will provide 4K UHD broadcast technology and services that meet KT’s 5G device standards, while KT will provide technical support and testing facilities.

Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), an existing customer of TVU Networks, has partnered KT to develop the broadcast capabilities of the 5G network.

“We’re clear that 5G networks will be critical as we provide our customers with the optimal mobile video experience,” said Park Hyun-Jin, senior vice president of KT’s 5G Business Unit. “The data capacity, speed and low latency in the network will enable innovations unlike anything we’ve seen before. We know that TVU Networks is the ideal partner to take this next step in our company’s evolution.”