South Korean telecommunications company LG U+ has named iBwave Solutions as the software solution to support the delivery of Asia’s first 5G stadium design.

Montreal-based iBwave, the in-building wireless network design planning and deployment firm, will deploy its 5G Design Enterprise Solution to improve the design quality, while reducing costs and time taken to complete the wireless designs.

iBwave chief executive Claude Echahamian, said in a statement: “We’re ecstatic to help lead the way with LG U+ in bringing 5G to South Korea.

“As the global leader in cutting edge telecommunications services, LG U+ is perfectly positioned to lead the way to a 5G connected future. This is the next evolution in wireless technology, and we’re excited to help set a ground-breaking precedent for seamless 5G integration.”

iBwave uses unique innovations such as 3D modelling, coverage, interference and throughput engines, as well as visualisation of key performance indicators, to provide an accurate design for venues of all sizes. These features are essential to make the enhancing of a stadium with 5G.

Daehyun Kwon, a specialist from LG U+ NW Development Group, added: “When it was time to choose the software solution to help design a 5G network, iBwave was the obvious choice. Their vast experience in the industry, combined with their innovative software made them the perfect partner for LG U+.”

iBwave was contacted for more information about the stadium, but has yet to comment.

In 2019, iBwave and LG U+ plan to introduce iBwave’s Unity and Mobile Note solutions to their indoor wireless design ecosystem.

Kwon continued: “We’re excited to usher in a new era of wireless connectivity in South Korea. With 5G on the horizon, it’s important that we begin designing the infrastructure today so that it will be ready to meet tomorrow’s growing demand for high speed wireless access.”

Earlier this month, CJ LiveCity Corporation announced it had linked up with AEG in a joint venture to build a 20,000-capacity arena in Seoul, South Korea. The planned CJ LiveCity complex will include the Seoul Metropolitan Arena, as well as a studio space, a K-pop-themed entertainment district and waterfront park.

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