South Korea launches world’s first 5G mobile network nationwide

By Faisal Saeed on
April 5, 2019
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South Korea has become the world’s first country to commercially launch 5G mobile network nationwide, promising new waves of possibilities for smartphone users. Samsung has said that the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone will offer 20 times faster speed than the current mobile phones as it began selling its 5G handsets along with the launch of 5G services in South Korea.

With the fifth-generation of mobile internet connectivity, users with less delay will get faster data speed, wider coverage, and stable connections. It will offer 20-times faster data speeds than 4G LTE networks and a better support system for artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Three mobile carriers, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus held launch events across Seoul in South Korea, for the Galaxy S10 5G.

SKT 5G launch event in South Korea

During the launch event, the companies placed interactive virtual reality displays and robot demonstrations to describe the possibilities the world can achieve with the new 5G technology, especially live streaming of videos related to the fields of education, health science, and others.

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Only a few hours later form South Korea, the Verizon company from the US launched its 5G services in selected areas of Chicago and Minneapolis.

The carriers of 5G services from South Korea said that 15,000 buyers have already subscribed to the LG Uplus 5G service, and more than 10,000 users have subscribed to KT company’s offer.

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