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SK Telecom ends Q1 with almost 11 million 5G subscribers

SK Telecom said its 5G customer base accounted for 45.9% of total mobile subscribers at end-March South Korean operator SK Telecom ended the first quarter of 2022 with a total of 10.88 million subscribers in the 5G segment, after a net addition of 1 million...

South Korea’s capital Seoul ends March with 37,680 5G base stations

The average number of 5G base stations per district in Seoul is estimated at 1,507 units South Korea’s capital Seoul ended March with a total of 37,680 5G base stations, according to local press reports. Among Seoul’s 25 districts, the top three areas in terms of...

Dell Technologies Webinar: Bring the Power of Edge to CSPs

As telecom networks disaggregate and move toward delivering powerful infrastructure and applications at the edge, the number of components to deploy and manage across geographic locations grows exponentially. At the same time, Communications Services Providers (CSPs) are looking to transform their networks to monetize...

South Korea ends February with almost 203,000 5G base stations: Report

Telcos in South Korea area currently providing 5G services via NonStandalone networks Korean mobile operators have deployed a total of 202,903 5G base stations as of the end of February, Korean press reported, citing figures from the country’s Ministry of Science and ICT. This figure is...

SK Telecom, Dell partner to launch enterprise 5G MEC solution

The Petasus 5G MEC solution combines SK Telecom’s 5G MEC solution and Dell PowerEdge servers Korean operator SK Telecom, along with partner Dell Technologies, announced that it has launched an enterprise 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) solution named "Petasus". The Asian carrier noted that MEC enables...

South Korea aims to launch commercial 6G around 2028: Report

The government of South Korea previously said it expected to launch a pilot project for 6G mobile services in 2026 South Korea aims to commercialize 6G services by around 2028, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing the country's science minister. "We are continuing our preparations for...

Samsung, SK Telecom complete 5G-4G SA Option 4 trial in 5G network

Samsung explained that SA Option 4 is a dual connectivity technology that connects both 5G and 4G radios to a 5G Core in advanced 5G SA mode Korean companies Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom (SKT) announced they have successfully completed what they claimed to be...

South Korea delays auction to award additional 5G frequencies: Report

The government of South Korea has postponed an auction to award additional 5G spectrum as local mobile operators SK Telecom and KT have complained about the process, Korean news agency Yonhap reported. In December, South Korea’s Science and ICT ministry said it would open bidding...

SK Telecom partners with US aerospace company on air taxis

The service will leverage SKT's mobile communication network and Joby’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts SK Telecom (SKT) has partnered with U.S. aerospace company Joby Aviation to establish an air taxi service in South Korea. The service will leverage SKT's mobile communication network and Joby’s...

5G accounts for nearly 30% of mobile subscribers in South Korea: report

Nearly 30% of mobile subscriptions in South Korea were on 5G networks at the end of last year, Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The total number of 5G subscribers amounted to 20.92 million as of the...

Korean government cooperate with local firms on future 6G networks

The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT announced that it is working on next-generation network development strategies together with local carriers and tech firms SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, Business Korea reported. The government and the companies aim to carry...

Nokia, SK Telecom collaborate on virtualized RAN

Nokia and Korean telco SK Telecom said they have successfully completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) and demonstration of what they call the world's first 5G 64TRX wireless-based cloud Radio Access Network (vRAN) in Korea. Both companies plan to start field testing a vRAN in 2022. The demonstration...

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...

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