There are already 260,000 5G subscribers in South Korea, only a month after subsequent era cellular providers went stay within the nation.
The will inside South Korea, one of many world’s most superior cellular nations, to be a pacesetter in 5G was so nice that the nation’s Ministry of Science and ICT coordinated a simultaneous launch between three main operators.
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SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus all switched on their 5G networks in December, primarily serving enterprise clients earlier than SK Telecom launched its cellular service in early April this yr.
Nevertheless, the preliminary launch has been greeted by complaints about protection and velocity. The Ministry has confirmed that there are at present fifty four,202 5G-enabled base stations within the nation, however protection is restricted to city areas at current.
Though the spectrum getting used for 5G networks has far higher capability than the bands used for 4G, it additionally has a shorter vary. This implies operators need to densify their networks with extra websites, together with microinfrastructure like small cells.
“Most of the preliminary complaints raised by shoppers are being addressed, however with extra individuals utilizing the system, different issues are anticipated to return to mild that may require fixing,” the Ministry of Science and ICT is quoted as saying.
Verizon launched the world’s first 5G community within the US final yr and plans to supply providers later this yr. In the meantime, all 4 UK operators have confirmed they may launch 5G networks in 2019.