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S. Korea’s 5G Download Speed 2nd Fastest Globally

S. Korea’s 5G Download Speed 2nd Fastest Globally

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s 5G download speed is the world’s second fastest, reaching an average speed of 336.1 megabits per second (Mbps), a report showed Tuesday. The country was only behind Saudi Arabia, which delivered an average 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps, according to a report from industry tracker Opensignal, [...]

5G Accessibility in Major Subway Lines at Over 75 pct

5G Accessibility in Major Subway Lines at Over 75 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The average accessibility of the fifth-generation network in major subway lines in South Korea reached over 75 percent, a lawmaker said Monday, as the country races to boost nationwide coverage. The high-speed network’s accessibility stood at 76.3 percent across 12 subways lines in six major cities across the country, [...]

S. Korea’s Mobile Accounts Top 70 Million in Aug. on Expanded 5G Users

S. Korea’s Mobile Accounts Top 70 Million in Aug. on Expanded 5G Users

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s mobile subscriptions topped 70 million in August thanks to a pickup in 5G users, data showed Monday. As of August, the country had 70 million mobile accounts, up 201,119 from the previous month, according to data from the ICT ministry. South Korea has a population of 51.8 [...]

No 5G Indoors? Many Cities and Provinces Still Without 5G Base Stations

No 5G Indoors? Many Cities and Provinces Still Without 5G Base Stations

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite about two years having passed since South Korea’s top three mobile carriers launched 5G networks, there are still a number of metropolitan cities and provinces that don’t have any 5G indoor base stations at all. According to data that the Ministry of Science and ICT presented to Rep. [...]

Samsung Joins Hands with Microsoft for Cloud-based 5G Network Solutions

Samsung Joins Hands with Microsoft for Cloud-based 5G Network Solutions

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it has joined forces with Microsoft Corp. to provide cloud-based private 5G network solutions as the South Korean tech giant tries to expand its presence in the next-generation communications sector. Samsung will deploy its virtualized radio access network (RAN), virtualized core, and multi-access edge [...]

SK Telecom Aims to Commercialize mmWave 5G for Businesses This Year

SK Telecom Aims to Commercialize mmWave 5G for Businesses This Year

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile network provider, said Wednesday it aims to commercialize its 5G network on the 28-gigahertz (GHz) band by the end of this year, targeting businesses with faster network speeds. Local telecom operators currently offer 5G on the 3.5-GHz band since commercializing the network [...]