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South Korea tops 2 million 5G subscribers in first four months

Thursday 8 August 2019 | 08:35 CET | News
South Korea has reached the milestone of 2 million 5G subscribers in four months after the service was commercially launched on the local market, Yonhap news agency reports, citing industry data. The country's three mobile operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus commercially launched fully-fledged 5G mobile networks on 3 April. The number of South Koreans with subscriptions to a 5G service stood at 260,000 at the beginning of May, to reach 1 million in mid-June.

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