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APTG accelerator incubating 15 startups for 5G applications
Chloe Liao, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based Asia Pacific Telecom (APTG) has diclosed its 5G accelerator program is incubating 15 startups developing innovative services covering application of smart city solutions and AI, IoT technologies, gaming and entertainment, AR/VR, traffic monitoring and retail operation.

APTG is the first mobile telecom carrier to obtain a permission from National Communications Commission (NCC) to set up a 5G experimental network in Taipei City in June 2018. For the network, APTG obtained an operating license from NCC for outdoor NR (new radio) base stations in late November 2018.

APTG has set up the 5G accelerator program with support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and has selected 15 startups from about 300 applicants in Taiwan and abroad - seven being local teams and eight from overseas including Singapore and Indonesia.

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