In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year


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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: A 5G sign is shown on screen during a keynote address by President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association Gary Shapiro at CES 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

BARCELONA: Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea’s KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience. 

Telecom firms have long been racing to develop this new, fifth generation of mobile networks that is expected to enable lightning-quick downloads or driverless cars guided by automatic connections to traffic systems. 

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