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South Korea to launch 5G spectrum auction on 15 June

Friday 4 May 2018 | 09:32 CET | News
South Korea will hold its first 5G spectrum auction on 15 June. Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT said SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus will bid for 3.5 GHz spectrum in the auction on 15 June. However, the government plans to limit their bidding amount to prevent the auction from becoming too competitive, Yonhap news agency reports. The three mobile operators are expected to share the band evenly. According to ministry officials, the allocation of the new frequencies could accelerate the commercialization of 5G services, currently scheduled for launch in March 2019.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KT / LG / LG Uplus / SK Telecom
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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