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S. Korea’s 5G Base Stations Account for 11 pct of Total in Q2

S. Korea’s 5G Base Stations Account for 11 pct of Total in Q2

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of 5G network base stations in South Korea accounted for just 11 percent of the total in the second quarter, data showed Monday, amid continued user complaints against the latest generation networks. As of the April-June period, there were 162,099 5G base stations in the country, compared [...]

No. of Base Stations Drops Despite Mobile Carriers’ Pledge to Expand Investment

No. of Base Stations Drops Despite Mobile Carriers’ Pledge to Expand Investment

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom operators have vowed to expand investment, presenting a rosy blueprint for the 5G era. Nonetheless, the number of base stations in the country has started to decline for the first time since 2012, data showed Thursday. According to the Korea Communications Agency, the number of wireless [...]

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. [...]

Mobile Stations to Expand Earthquake-monitoring Network in S. Korea

Mobile Stations to Expand Earthquake-monitoring Network in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Leading mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it will install earthquake sensors at its mobile network base stations across the country, a move that can help expand readiness against natural disasters. Earthquakes have become a matter of public concern in South Korea in recent years with 88 earthquakes [...]

Cellular Base Stations Track Down Itaewon Clubbers amid Spike in Coronavirus Cases

Cellular Base Stations Track Down Itaewon Clubbers amid Spike in Coronavirus Cases

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to recent a recent spike in coronavirus cases tied to clubbers in the popular entertainment district of Itaewon, mobile carriers submitted lists of people who accessed mobile base stations near the clubs and bars on Tuesday. The government has started to use the list to identify individuals [...]