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5G base stations account for 11% of total base stations in Korea: Report

The number of 5G base stations in South Korea accounted for 11% of the total base stations in the country at the end of the second quarter, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Korea Communications Agency. At the end of June, there...

South Korea surpasses 17 million 5G subscribers at end-July: report

South Korea ended July with a total of 17.08 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. During July, the country’s mobile carriers recorded a net addition of 616,000 5G subscribers. 5G subscribers at...

Korean government aims to boost 5G ecosystem with new companies

South Korea aims to create around 1,800 companies that specialize in new 5G services within the next five years, local news agency Yonhap reported. According to the report, the government expects the creation of these new firms will boost the adoption of promising and innovative...

South Korea ends June with almost 16.5 million 5G subscribers: report

South Korea ended June with a total of 16.47 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of June represented 23% of the total 71.63 million mobile subscriptions in the country,...

KT, Samsung claim first 5G Standalone launch in South Korea

Korean carrier KT and compatriot tech company Samsung Electronics have launched what it claims to be the first 5G Standalone (SA) in the country, Samsung Electronics said in a release. For this commercial launch, Samsung provided KT its end-to-end 5G network solutions from Radio Access...

Korean users file joint legal claim against carriers due to low quality of 5G

Approximately 520 mobile users in Korea have recently filed a joint lawsuit against the country’s three main mobile operators due to the alleged low quality of 5G mobile services, local news service Yonhap reported. The legal action argues that mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and...

South Korea ends May with almost 16 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended May with a total of 15.84 million 5G subscribers, local newspaper Korea Herald reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of May accounted for 22% of the total 71.45 million mobile subscriptions in the...

South Korea to award additional 5G spectrum in November

South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT has announced it will award 28 GHz and sub-6 GHz spectrum in November to boost the use of 5G-related services across the country, Korean press reported. According to the report, the frequencies will be available for mobile operators...

South Korea ends April with 15.15 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended April with a total of 15.15 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of April accounted for 21.25% of the total 71.27 million mobile subscriptions in the...

Korean carriers add 2.61 million 5G subscribers in Q1

South Korea’s mobile operators added a total of 2.61 million 5G subscribers in the first quarter of the year, according to data from the carrier’s earnings statements. Korean carrier KT added 785,000 5G subscribers in the first quarter. KT had a total of 4.4 million 5G...

Korean operators end March with almost 14.5 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended March with a total of 14.48 million 5G subscribers, up from 7 million 5G users in May 2020, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The total number of 5G subscribers at the end of...

Korean carriers ink deal to share 5G infra in remote areas

South Korea's three major mobile operators will share their 5G networks in remote coastal and rural towns across the country with the aim of accelerating the rollout of 5G networks, local news agency Yonhap reported. The three mobile carriers - SK Telecom, KT Corp. and...

Korean government aims to foster 5G competition via MVNOs: Report

South Korea's ICT ministry said it aims to boost competition in the domestic 5G market through the release of affordable mobile data plans from mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), local news agency Yonhap reported. According to the report, the country’s ICT ministry said that a...

Korean 5G users to file legal action against mobile carriers due to low QoS

Nearly 1,000 5G smartphone users in South Korea have expressed interest in taking legal action against the country's three major telecom operators -- SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus due to the alleged poor quality of the service, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing...

KT ends 2020 with 3.62 million 5G subscribers: CFO

Korean operator KT ended 2020 with a total of 3.62 million subscribers in the 5G segment, the telco said in its earnings statement. In the last quarter of 2020, the KT added around 810,000 5G customers, while total 5G additions for full 2020 amounted to...

South Korea ends 2020 with nearly 12 million 5G subscribers: report

South Korea ended 2020 with 11.85 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. In December 2020, Korean operators added approximately 900,000 5G subscribers. The country’s current 5G base accounted for 16.8% of the total 70.5 million...

South Korea’s 5G mobile base reaches almost 11 million subscribers

South Korea reached nearly 11 million 5G subscribers as of end-November, local news agency Yonhap reported. The Asian nation had 10.9 million 5G users last month, accounting for 15.5% of the total 70.5 million mobile subscriptions in the country, according to data compiled by the...

South Korea’s 5G mobile base reaches almost 10 million subscribers

The number of 5G subscribers in South Korea stood at 9.98 million as of the end of October, up 735,113 from the previous month, local press reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. According to the reports, 5G subscribers accounted for 14.2%...

Samsung, KT deploy 5G SA and NSA common core network in South Korea

The Samsung 5G common core supports 5G SA, 5G NSA and 4G simultaneously Samsung Electronics and KT Corporation (KT) said that they have deployed Korea’s first 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) common core in KT’s commercial network. By supporting 5G SA, 5G NSA and...

South Korea reaches 9.25 million 5G subscribers: Report

  South Korea's 5G subscribers exceeded 9 million in September, Korean news service Yonhap reported, citing data from the country’s Ministry of Science and ICT. The number of 5G subscribers stood at 9.25 million as of the end of September, up 590,643 from the previous month,...

South Korea reaches 8.65 million 5G subscribers at end-August

  South Korea reached 8.65 million subscribers in the 5G segment, according to data released by the Ministry of Science and ICT. The number of 5G subscribers represents an increase of 10.2% compared to the previous month, resulting in the fastest monthly gain since August of...

Korean carriers order 28 GHz 5G base stations from Samsung: Report

  Korean telecommunications operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus have ordered 28 GHz 5G base stations from compatriot company Samsung Electronics for the first time, Korean press reported. According to the reports, these are the same base stations that U.S. carrier Verizon recently ordered from...

Korea’s KT sets four 5G test facilities for SMEs

  Korean carrier KT has  announced plans to build 5G test facilities nationwide as part of the government’s initiative to support companies developing new services using 5G technology, Korean press reported. The KRW 28.5 billion (US$24.2 million) project is expected to be completed by 2023 and...

Korean carriers, government create task force to boost 5G in rural regions

  South Korea's three mobile operators and the government launched a task force with the main aim of helping expand 5G coverage into rural areas of the country, local news agency Yonhap reported. The task force has the main goal of allowing roaming network sharing among...

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