next month, public WiFi will be launched in five autonomous districts in Seoul.
It is said to be 6 times faster than 5G, and it is expected to expand from Seoul to the whole country.
Reporter Jeong Gu-hee covered it.
tried accessing the Seoul public Wi-Fi'Cachion', which is being piloted.
Simply enter'Seoul' in lowercase English letters for your ID and password to connect.
It is 19 times faster compared to existing LTE and 6 times faster compared to 5G.
High-definition video is played even on older models, and connections are smooth on the go.
[Byeon Min-gyu/Seongdong-gu, Seoul: Data is only 3 gigabytes per month, so I use it
buses (I think it would be nice.)]
[Injin Lee/Seongdong-gu, Seoul: There are many people outdoors than indoors these days, laptops, mobile phones, and outdoors. Wouldn't it be convenient because there are a lot of people using it.] With a
budget of 100 billion won, Kachion will be expanded to Seongdong and Guro-gu on the 1st of the following month, and Eunpyeong, Gangseo, and Dobong-gu from the middle of the month.
They are already installed on major roads, parks, traditional markets, and bus stops, and 18,000 vehicles will be installed in Seoul by next year.
The Ministry of Science, ICT and ICT confronted the city of Seoul, saying that this project violated the current law, but the conflict ended as the city of Seoul sought an alternative.
Advanced metropolitan cities such as New York and Singapore have already invested in expanding public WiFi early.
It is expected that the convenience of IoT operation such as smart CCTV and traffic lights will increase as well as reduce communication costs and bridge the digital gap.
[Lee Won-mok/Seoul Smart City Policy Officer: Proactively building the infrastructure of the smart city of the future, while improving the competitiveness of Seoul's city a little.] The
future task is to rapidly expand to areas with weak communication and maintain quality.
The Ministry of Science and Technology also plans to install 59,000 public WiFi units nationwide by 2022, so we need to beware of overlapping investments.