South Korea Locks 4 Million 5G Users As Of This Month


South Korea has locked almost 4 Million users as of October onto its 5G networks, the Ministry of Science and ICT claimed to the media. The nation’s tech ministry claimed that the nation had 3.98 Million users as of October, which was an increment of more than 516,000 users from the earlier month. SK Telecom has the majority 5G users with 1.77 Million, followed by LG Uplus’ 1 Million and KT’s 1.21 Million.

A minimum 0.5 Million new consumers have been enrolled each month since 5G networks were set up earlier in April. It witnessed the highest increment in users in August, when Samsung Electronics rolled out its Galaxy Note 10 5G handset, while 700,000 were included in September and 900,000 new users were included on the roll out month. In addition to this, a sum of 105,000 TB of traffic was clocked as of October on 5G networks. On average, a consumer employed 28 GB of data in the questioned month.

Presently, South Korean commercialized 5G networks are non-separate and employ 3.5 GHz spectrum. The nation has plans to set up standalone 2.8 GHz spectrum early in 2020. It is also aiming to increase the spectrum assigned to 5G by 2 times by the end of 2026 to get ready for an increment in data traffic.

On a related note, the government earlier claimed that South Korea has clocked 260,000 users in its first month after setting up 5G wireless network. The ministry claimed it had that quantity of 5G users as of April 2019. The nation set up the next-gen connectivity to confirm the “world’s first” label from US-located Verizon. The declaration has also unintentionally displayed how many Samsung Galaxy S10 5G handsets have been traded since it is presently the only handset supporting 5G.

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