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SK Telecom announces 'world's first 5G smartphone subscribers'

Friday 5 April 2019 | 06:37 CET | News
South Korean operator SK Telecom has activated 5G service for six celebrities representing Korea on 3 April. According to SK Telecom, "the world's first 5G smartphone subscribers" are Baek-hyun and Kai from EXO (K-pop idol group), Kim Yu-na (Olympic medalist), Lee Sang-hyeok ("Faker", esports player), Yoon Sung-hyuk (para-swimmer) and Park Jae-won (SK Telecom's longest subscriber).

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Companies: Samsung / SK Telecom
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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