KT SAT Unveils Satellite-5G Connection, Blockchain-based Satellite Service and Quantum Satellite

KT SAT Unveils Satellite-5G Connection, Blockchain-based Satellite Service and Quantum Satellite Image Credit: KT

KT's satellite-operating subsidiary, KT SAT announced three new growth engines for its future businesses – Satellite-5G connection, blockchain-based satellite service and quantum satellite communication, at the recent CommunicAsia 2019.

Satellite-5G connection is a new telecommunication technology interworking between a 5G core network and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) by satellite instead of fiber optic cables. KT SAT will exhibit the connection between its satellite in orbit and KT's 5G network, a technology capable of providing uninterrupted 5G services to ships and islands, and its latest global technology standards.

KT SAT's blockchain-based satellite service is a solution that provides GiGA Stealth, KT's blockchain technology, for the CCTV of ships that use an MVSAT (Maritime Very Small Aperture Terminal) service. GiGA Stealth is a blockchain-based security solution that exposes the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of Internet of Things (IOT) terminals only to verified users.

The blockchain-based service permits only private blockchain key holders, such as ground terminals and ship owners, to remote-monitor the footage of the CCTV cameras installed on ships. Unauthorized persons are denied access to the CCTV. The launch of a pilot service is scheduled for the second half of this year.

Satellite-based quantum communication is a technology that KT SAT is developing for heightened security in data communications. When the technology is commercialized, KT SAT will be positioned to supply satellite-based data communication service to the military and government, which require higher levels of reliability for their networks.

Yoon Jong-Jin, Senior EVP of Public Relations, KT Corporation
After being the world's first pioneer to bring 5G into a reality, South Korea's KT is focusing on developing innovative 5G technologies and services, such as AI, AR, SKYSHIP and satellite communications, showcased here at ConnecTechAsia. In the new 5G era, KT will transform from the largest national network operator into the world's leading global intelligence platform by collaborating with innovative partners around the globe.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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