News of Note—5G pushes SDN, South Korea leads blockchain, China's president embraces technology

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Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp., writes about whether SDN in 5G technology could scale enough to move it beyond the data center and into the WAN. TechTarget article

> Buoyed by the work of Korea Telecom, South Korea is among the world's leading markets for blockchain, according to this report by GlobalData. Press release

> China President Xi Jingping is embracing technology companies such as Alibaba and Tencent to further his political agenda. New York Times article