By Zjan Shirinian

The Ministry hopes the task force's work will help show off South Korea's technology know-how ©Getty Images for USOCA task force has been set up to help ensure state-of-the-art technology is at the heart of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said the task force will draw up detailed plans which will include offering video calls powered by a fifth-generation network and studios with Ultra HD displays.

The task force is made up of Government staff and officials from firms including Samsung Electronics and KT Corporation.

"The ICT (information and communications technology) sector has been playing a crucial role in recent Olympics Games, compared with the past when technology only focused on measuring game results and providing records," said the Ministry.

"Now, the ICT lies at the heart of the Olympics' success.

"We plan to let the world know more about the country's superior ICT technologies and services via the Olympics, and generate growth momentum for new industries."

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics saw a step-up in technology versus Vancouver 2010, with data-transmitting sensors helping take coverage to a new level.

A mass of wireless devices used by journalists also meant sophisticated systems had to be in place to cope with the bandwidth-hungry devices.

South Korea is due to host the 2018 Winter Olympics from February 9 to 25, with the Paralympics from March 9 to 18.