Park Gungy, the second vice minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, held the 11th Digital State Tasks at the IntelliJ Technology headquarters in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do on the 30th of last month, and heard the industry’s opinion on the revitalization of low orbit satellite communications to prepare for 6g.
This meeting is the successor to the ‘Digital Strategy of Korea’ announced by the Ministry of Information and Communication on the 28th of last month. At that time, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced a digital strategy by embodying the New York initiative, which President Soon Seok-yeol said, We will share its achievements with the world’s citizens and citizens of developing countries as a model country in the digital era.
The digital strategy included the world’s first ‘free 6g’ in 2026. At the time, Park said, The preemptive introduction of network technology is the task of government policy. I will embody it.
At the meeting, domestic satellite telecommunications companies such as AP satellite, AR technology, BIG Nex1, KT SAT, SK Telling, and TRI participated in the meeting. One Web, a global low orbit satellite telecommunications company, also shared the global market vision through recording.
In the 6G era, the role of low orbit satellite communications is expected to increase to provide the ground-and-ultra-fast communication services that connect the ground, sea, and the air based on the ground-satellite integration network. In particular, low-orbit satellite communications will support the creation of new industries such as urban air traffic (UAM) and autonomous port ships, and will be able to respond quickly to shades, disasters and lack of ground networks.
Participants stressed that Korea should have an industrial ecosystem connected to the global market. In the meantime, Korean companies have excellent products and have no space verification history, which has been restricted to pioneering markets for global operators.
The government should actively invest in R & D and develop core technologies that meet the global standards and secure space verification history by satellite launch, and that civil-military cooperation is important in the process.
In addition, there is a voice that the efforts to expand the domestic low orbit satellite telecommunications market should be combined in order to foster digital-based new industries and the absence of ground networks. If the introduction of global low-orbital satellite communication services in Korea, there was a suggestion that the service should be found in the 28GHz band used for 5G mobile communication service.
Park said, In order for our country to leap back to digital, it is a prior task to build a faster and safer network presented in the digital strategy.
We will try to support large-scale technology development and create an innovative industrial ecosystem so that our country can participate as a member of the global market.