SINGAPORE (July 30): In late February, the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang hosted the 23rd Winter Olympics. Norway topped the medals table with host Korea in seventh place, despite its five golds. Yet, the main event for South Koreans wasn’t bobsleigh, curling or even figure skating, but the showcasing of the world’s first-ever 5G, or fifth-generation mobile network, with all the accompanying bragging rights.

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