By James Crook

Gwangju at night 2February 11 - Gwangju 2015 has announced ambitious plans to be the "IT-versiade" as it plans a high-tech integrated management and telecommunications system, in collaboration with sponsors SK C&C and SK Telecom, for the Summer Universiade in two years' time.

The system will provide live news on events from venues during the games, as well as services for tourism, transportation, interpretation and weather forecasts.

It is hoped that this system will enable people to stay up to date with the latest news from the Universiade, as well as providing valuable information to tourists and locals that visit venues throughout the Games, as well as participants, organisers and members of the press.

"With more efficient and stable Games operating, the most accurate recording, and the convergence of internet, mobile and media, we are going to build up an exclusive environment in Gwangju," a Gwangju 2015 spokesperson said.

280113 gwangjuGwangju 2015 announced that SK Telecom and SK C&C would provide telecommunications systems as part of a sponsorship deal agreed last month

"The system will make it possible to receive live information about the Games anywhere anytime."

According to a study by internet monitoring company Akamai, South Korea has, on average, by far the best internet speed of any country in the world, with speeds of 17.5 megabytes per-second (mbps) regularly expected, in comparison to the United States average of 4.60 mbps.

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