South Korea’s IT ministry and local telcos have agreed to launch 5G services at the same time to avoid unnecessary competition that would exacerbate marketing costs.
SK Telecom, LG Uplus, and KT have launched 5G services all over South Korea. These 3 carriers have left just like of AT&T, Verizon, and others in the backseat as they tried 5G services using a pilot phone made by Samsung. The South Korean operators held celebrations across the nation to mark the launch of the fifth era of the mobile network.
SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho made a video call using the 5G phone by Samsung and said that he was deeply moved. “The quality was much clearer than on LTE and the response was quick.” Around 13 urban areas of South Korea are secured by 5G from SK Telecom alone and they tried out an AI solution too which gathers and sends 24 top quality photographs from the production line to a cloud server for processing.
KT, another carrier, renowned the launch 5G in style on 123-story Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul. A robot tower guide was their first experiment of 5G services. An organization official stated: “We picked Lota as our first 5G customer in order to highlight that 5G doesn’t simply mean a substitution of the mobile network.”
LG Uplus also led 5G testing and among the two above, it has the most 5G base stations in the nation numbering 4,100. It intends to grow to 7000 before the end of the year. They are also the main carrier to use Huawei’s equipment for 5G deployment.
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