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South Korea to award additional 5G frequencies next month: Report

South Korea's ICT ministry confirmed it will launch an auction next month to award additional 5G network spectrum for the country's major mobile carriers, local news agency Yonhap reported. Last month, the Korean government had agreed to open bidding for additional 5G frequencies in the...

South Korea ends November with 20.19 million 5G users

SK Telecom has the largest 5G subscriber base in South Korea The total number of 5G subscribers in South Korea reached 20.19 million in November 2021, accounting for around 28% of the total 72.57 million mobile subscriptions in the Asian nation, Korean press reported, citing...

South Korea ends October with 19.4 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended October with a total of 19.38 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of September had reached 18.41 million, according to the report. 5G subscribers...

SK Telecom works with Ericsson on 5G Standalone network

Swedish vendor Ericsson announced a partnership with Korean communications firm SK Telecom, with the aim of supporting 5G Standalone networks through the deployment of a cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core. Ericsson and SK Telecom had initially unveiled next-generation cloud-native 5G Core networks technology, architecture, implementation and...

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,...

5G business success insights from China, Korea, and Japan (Analyst Angle)

2021 is the year when 5G continues to progress while both infrastructure and device ecosystems have matured, creating economies of scale. In the infrastructure market, vendors have shipped more than 1 million 5G base stations while the device ecosystem has matured enough to include...

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...

Latest-gen Intel Xeon available in network-optimized SKUs

AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone all working with Intel on 5G network transformation This week Intel touted its 3rd generation Xeon scalable processor and, in a virtual track focused on telco applications and complementary products, carrier executives discussed their work with Intel around virtualization of...

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...

Will 5G Change the World? Sandro Tavares, Dell Technologies (Ep. 35)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Sandro Tavares, Dell Technologies (Ep. 35) In this episode Dell Technologies' Sandro Tavares, director of telecom systems marketing, looks at the role of hyperscalers in delivering edge computing, discusses MEC-focused work with SK Telecom, and unpacks...

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...

Singtel, SK Telecom test interconnected 5G MEC with cloud gaming demo

In 2021, cloud gaming revenue is expected to be over $1 billion for the first time Bridge Alliance, which is made up of operators and their customers in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, announced that two alliance members, SK Telecom and SingTel, have successfully completed the...

SK Telecom targets 9 million 5G subscribers by end-2021: CFO

Korean operator SK Telecom expects to end 2021 with approximately 9 million 5G subscribers, the company’s CFO Poong Young Yoon, said during a conference call with investors. The executive said that SK Telecom had 5.48 million 5G subscribers at end-2020. The telco added a total of...

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...

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