IEEE Swiss SSC : Korea Telecom Reception, Talk : 5G – Innovation for Prosperity, co-hosted Apero

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Korea Telecom Reception @ ETH Zurich

The Talk is part of the ETH Global Lecture

1. Talk of Dr. Chang-Guy Hwang on 5G – Innovation for Prosperity

The 5G network refers to a next-generation mobile communication technology with super-fast speed, ultra-low latency, and high connectivity. It promises an innovative platform that accelerates digital transformation in industrial fields. Despite controversy surrounding the 5G network, KT became the world’s first carrier to commercialize its 5G service in April 2019. The company anticipates this new technology will enhance the limitations of humankind enabling search and rescue operations; remote control of unmanned aircraft; and its Global Epidemic Prevention Platform. To diversify 5G use cases, KT has also established a “5G Open Lab” – a collaborative space that allows enterprises to verify products and services on a 5G infrastructure.

2. Networking reception 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 22 Oct 2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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  • ETH Zurich
  • Rämistrasse 101.
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Switzerland 8092
  • Building: Main Building
  • Room Number: HG F 30

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Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang


5G – Innovation for Prosperity


Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang is the Chairman and CEO of Korea Telecom (KT), the largest integrated telecommunications and media corporation in Korea.

Since taking office in 2014, his determination to invest in the company’s core assets has driven true growth of KT as well as the Korean telecommunications industry. Thanks to his expertise in technology and insights in into the future, KT launched the world’s first commercial 5G services in April 2019, and has led the global 5G initiative ever since.

Dr. Hwang is also committed to social responsible operations, delivering advanced infrastructure and technologies to those digitally isolated at home and abroad and utilizing ICT assets to address global problems like pollution and infectious disease. Specifically, he has established a “Global Epidemics Prevention Platform” project utilizing big data, which has been proved effective at home and is expanding globally.