More than six million South Koreans had subscribed to 5G mobile networks as of April 2020
More than six million South Koreans had subscribed to 5G mobile networks as of April 2020, a year after local operators had commercially launched this technology. There was an increase of 8% compared to the previous month, announced the Ministry of Science and ICT.
SK Telecom’s 5G customers accounted for 45% of total 5G subscribers, followed by KT with 30% and LG Uplus with 25%, the Ministry published. 5G subscribers represent just about 10% of the country’s total mobile base.
The Korean government recently said that operators had already deployed a total of 115,000 5G base stations across the country.
In early 2020, South Korean telecom operator KT revealed in its earnings statement that the company ended 2019 with a total of 1.42 million 5G subscribers. SK Telecom announced it ended 2019 with 2.08 million 5G subscribers. The country’s larger operator by subscribers count expects to reach between 6 and 7 million 5G subscribers by the end of 2020. LG U+ reported that it closed last year with a total of 1.16 million 5G subscribers.