|Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (Power Plant)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has deployed a private 5G network and applications at the Hanul Nuclear Power Plant in December 2022, enabling rapid response to disaster situations.
|Why did Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) build a private 5G network?
<Hanul Nuclear Power Plant>
Private 5G network built by KHNP
KHNP's Private 5G applications
① Transmission equipment redundancy: Automatically switches to the private 5G network when the wired network between the main communication room and the power plant is disconnected. Automatic switching within 50ms
Utilizing a private 5G network as a backup wireless network for a wired transmission network
② Emergency command communication (MC-PTT): uses the private 5G network as a stand-alone, autonomous command network for the Hanul nuclear power plant in the event that the commercial mobile communication network is down.
Utilizing a private 5G network as an MC-PTT emergency command communication network
③ On-site Situation Relay: In a disaster situation, mobile 360° cameras installed near the disaster site and VR (3D) and AI (object recognition) are applied. Commander can monitor and direct disaster situations from the communications room in the main building without going to the field.
Private 5G network solution adopted by KHNP: HFR
A service operation management platform, 5G core network, 5G RAN (vCU/DU), fronthaul mux, and radio unit are needed in order to build and operate a private 5G network. HFR integrates and supplies all of this equipment for KHNP.
KHNP, "Strengthening nuclear disaster response capabilities based on Private 5G networks (Korean)," Private 5G Convergence Service
Performance Sharing Conference, Ministry of Science and ICT, 2022.12.20