SK Telecom has unveiled a 5G-powered smart office.

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The Seoul-based mobile company has combined the powerful data service with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to create a working space that aims to improve efficiency and proudcitivity in the workplace.

Shin Sang-kyu, the head of employee relations at SK, said: "The 5G smart office will maximise flexibility of companies and improve productivity at work and the overall quality of life."

The company previously launched a smart factory and it comes ahead of the rolling out of 5G in March.

The company setup their test office in Seoul and are hoping to develop spaces for cloud service providers as well as hardware and software.

It features IoT sensors in the ceilings and corridors of to control temperature, brightness and humidity in the room.

Workers are able to enter the space without a pass through fingerprint recognition.

Whilst there is also a 5G desktop docking system which means employees can do their work by attaching the smartphone to the device instead of using a computer.

The firm also has a 5G canteen, comprised of a a vending machine and barista robot.

Choi Nak-hoon, the boss at 5GX IoT and the data group at SK Telecom, added: "Especially workers at information, medical, IT service and education industries, which are required to respond to a change of markets quickly and smartly, can improve their productivity when the 5G smart office is applied.

"We will continue to give efforts with a variety of partners to create valuable services."