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LG Uplus and Nvidia Partner For Cloud Gaming

Samsung Electronics will launch its first 5G smartphone in April, and its local rival LG Electronics plans to release its 5G model within the first half of 2019

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South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. has said it would launch Nvidia’s GeForce NOW Cloud gaming platform for Internet Protocol (IP) television services and upcoming 5G smartphones.

LG Uplus said it has signed an exclusive deal with Nvidia — a US-based graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer — to give access to a rich array of games to its mobile and Internet subscribers.

Since GeForce Now is an open platform, users can connect their accounts from online stores and bring their own games from a server, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

Nvidia provides access to more than 500 games, including Fortnite and League of Legends, which are popular among local gamers.

As Cloud gaming requires a server and rendering graphics needs a low-latency Internet connection, LG Uplus said it will work with Nvidia to establish the system both on fixed-line connections and 5G smartphones.

LG Uplus, Nvidia partner for Cloud gaming. Wikimedia commons

The carrier said it will focus on Cloud gaming as part of its key 5G services, hoping to attract more customers when 5G smartphones come into market in the coming months.

“Low-latency 5G can maximise the performance of Cloud gaming,” Lee Sang-min, Head of the 5G service at LG Uplus, said.

“By combining LG Uplus’ 5G technology and Nvidia’s GPU Cloud computing, we will provide local users with a new way of gaming.”

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Nvidia’s GeForce NOW is expected to be available as early as the first half of 2019, according to an LG official.

Samsung Electronics will launch its first 5G smartphone in April, and its local rival LG Electronics plans to release its 5G model within the first half of 2019. (IANS)

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LG Uplus Eyes Growth Momentum in 5G: Report

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019

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LG Uplus Corp would expedite deployment of the 5G network and develop various services to create new business opportunities, CEO Ha Hyun-hoi said on Friday.

South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier will offer a wide range of media services to gain a competitive edge in its 5G business, based on a wider customer base following its acquisition of the nation’s No. 1 cable operator, CJ Hello, in February, he said.

“5G service will change the everyday lives of our customers, creating new business opportunities not only in the (business to customer) business but also in the (business to business) areas, including autonomous vehicles, smart factories and smart cities,” Ha said in a shareholder meeting at the company’s headquarters here, Yonhap news agency reported.

“We will pro-actively respond to the fast-changing business environment and concentrate on key services for sustainable growth.”

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The telecom company logged sales of 12.1 trillion Won ($10.6 billion) in 2018. It offered 400 Won in dividends for per share, the same as 2018.

LG Uplus has been teaming up with Chinese network manufacturer Huaweito deploy the next-generation cellular technology in the nation.

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Huawei’s gear is used in about 95 per cent of 15,000 5G base stations established in the nation so far, according to the firm.

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019. (IANS)

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