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Private 5G Frequency Allocation Status in Korea




On October 28, 2021, the South Korean government (Ministry of Science and ICT: MSIT) started offering private 5G frequencies (100MHz@4.7GHz, 600MHz@28GHz) in an effort to deploy private 5G, a crucial infrastructure for enterprises' digital transformation, across a variety of industries in South Korea.


This private 5G frequencies provided by the MSIT can be used in two ways.

  • Private 5G Operator: Approved by MSIT as a private 5G common carrier and assigned private 5G frequencies by MSIT to provide private 5G network services to enterprise customers.
  • Enterprise DIY: Enterprises are assigned private 5G frequencies by MSIT to build their own private wireless networks.

Mobile network operators (SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+) in South Korea are not permitted to become private 5G operators. Because of antitrust issues, the government has barred MNOs from operating as private 5G operators.


The table below lists the operators and enterprises to which the MSIT has assigned private 5G frequencies. As of May 10, 2023, private 5G frequencies have been assigned to 36 locations in 21 companies.


 Private 5G Operator  Customer Location  Priavte 5G Frequency Acquisition Date  5G Vendor
 LS Electric  LS Electric Cheonan Factory (Cheonan)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '23.05.02  
 Hyundai Autoever  Hyundai R&D Center (Uiwang)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '23.05.02  
 Newgens  Lotte World (Seoul), Newgens Building (Anyang)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) '22.11.28  Ericsson
 Wizcore  Yonsei University (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '23.05.02  
 Wi.lab (YongIn)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.28  Ericsson
 Sejong Telecom  TLB cluster (Banwolshihwa Industrial Complex)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.06  Samsung
 KT MOS  Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (Bundang)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) '22.10.06  Nokia
 Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) '22.10.06  Samsung
 CJ Olive Networks  CJ Logistics Icheon Distribution Center (Icheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '23.05.02  
 CJ Songdo IDC (Incheon)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz) '22.08.30  



 Nable Communications H/Q (Seongnam)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '23.05.02  
 Ewha womans university medical center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.08.10  Samsung
 SK networks service

 Gyeongnam RobotLand Foundation (Changwon),

 Foodpolis: Korea National Food Cluster (Iksan)

 4.7GHz (100MHz)   '22.11.28

 5G Core:


 5G Small Cell:


 Central's Changwon Factory (Changwon)  4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (400MHz)  '22.05.26  Ericsson
 LG CNS  Kyung Hee Univ. (Global Campus in Yongin)  4.7GHz (100MHz)  '22.12.22  
 Add 2 factories  4.7GHz (100MHz)  '22.06.03  
 LG Innotek Gumi Factory 2 (Gumi)

 4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (500MHz)

 Naver Cloud  The 2nd head office building of Naver (Budang)

 4.7GHz (100MHz),  28GHz (600MHz)

 '21.12.28  Samsung

Source: Ministry of Science and ICT


 Enterprise DIY  Enterprise Location  Priavte 5G Frequency Acquisition Date  5G Vendor
 LG Electronics

 LG Digital Park   (Pyeongtaek)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.12.22  


 Building   Management Office

 Government Complex Sejong (Sejong)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.12.22  

 Jongpo Business Site (Sacheon)

 4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.12.22  
 UANGEL  UANGEL H/Q (Budang)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.11.28  
 KHNP (Energy)  Hanul Nuclear Power Plant (Uljin)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.11.28  HFR
 K-Water  Busan Echo Delta Smart Village (Busan)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.28  Samsung
 KT  KT Research and Development Center (Seoul)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.06  

 Republic of Korea


 Republic of Korea Navy Headquarters (Gyeryong)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.06  Nokia
 KEPCO (Energy)  Shin-Jungbu Substation (Cheongju)  4.7GHz (100MHz) '22.10.06  Samsung

Source: Ministry of Science and ICT


KAI: Korea Aerospace Industries

KHNP: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

K-Water: Korea Water Resources Corporation

KEPCO: Korea Electric Power Corporation

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