South Korea developing a 5G network
1000 times faster than 4G
By 2018 in South Korea smartphone users will be able to download a film in less than a second with the introduction of the 5G network.
Last week it was announced by South Korea's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) that they would be investing around $1.5 billion to develop the 5G network, that will be 1,000 times faster than the existing 4G network.
This new technology will be a vast improvement in speed, new features will include Ultra-HD streaming and hologram transmission.
"We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010," a statement from The Ministry of Science and Technology, "Now it is time to take preemptive action to develop 5G."
The 5G network will start being tested on social networking services which will begin as early as next year before advancing to 3D images and cloud services by 2017, according to the ministry.
In 2018 the Winter Olympics will be held at PyeongChang when developers hope to have the technological infrastructure of the 5G tested fully, before its official launch.
5G network plans to be commercially available by 2020