South Korean mobile carrier KT has pledged to develop a virtual reality surgery platform with a local software company in a push to expand the use of the fifth-generation wireless network into the medical industry.
According to the telecom firm on Sunday, it had signed a strategic partnership with Coreline Soft to integrate the 5G network into medical surgery. The signing ceremony was held Thursday at KT’s research center located in Seoul.
The memorandum of understanding included cooperation on developing a VR-based surgery guideline and a 3D images analysis tool, KT said. The two companies also agreed to enhance their partnership in creating a comprehensive 5G-based ecosystem in the medical industry.