Korea’s three major telecom companies will become the world’s first to start commercial service of the next-generation 5G wireless network, reports Chosun.
The three are poised to wrap up preparations in Seoul and six major cities.
“Work to commercialize 5G nationwide and supply safety equipment is going according to plan,” an industry insider said.
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A comprehensive study released by CTIA this spring, has claimed that China remains ahead of South Korea in the race to develop and subsequently deploy 5G networks but also that South Korea has closed the gap on China. The United States is worryingly lagging behind.
Other interesting statistics that emerged from the study include the fact that Europe led the way in 2G, the second generation, while Japan was ahead in 3G and the United States in 4G.