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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...

LG Uplus ends Q2 with 3.73 million 5G users, adds 971,000 5G subs in H1

Korean carrier LG Uplus ended the second quarter of the year with 3.73 million 5G subscribers, up 108.8% year-on-year, according to the company’s latest earnings statement. The telco added a total of 971,000 5G subscribers in the first half of the year, while total net...

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,...

LG Uplus, KDDI ink MoU to cooperate in 5G, 6G technologies

Korean carrier LG Uplus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japanese mobile operator KDDI to find new business applications for 5G network technology and strengthen cooperation to pave the way for future 6G technology, Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Under the terms of...

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...

LG Uplus selects Nokia to provide indoor 5G small cells solutions

Nokia signed an agreement with Korean operator LG Uplus to expand 5G coverage by installing small cell solutions from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio across the country, Nokia said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will install its small cell AirScale Indoor (ASiR)...

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...

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...

Qualcomm, LG Uplus deploy 5G mmWave network in South Korea

Qualcomm Technologies, LG Uplus and LG Electronics have deployed what they claim is South Korea’s first 5G mmWave network using a commercial 5G smartphone at the Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT). The 5G mmWave network will enable new services for KIT employees, professors and...

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%...

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...

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