The monthly data usage by users of smartphones running on fifth-generation (5G) networks reached a record high in September, data showed Sunday amid the growing demand for mobile content.
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The combined amount of data used by South Korean users of 5G mobile devices reached 87,928 terabytes (TB), according to the data released by the Ministry of Science and ICT.
As the number of users subscribing to 5G network services came to 3.46 million in the month, the figure translates to 25.97 gigabytes (GB) per user.
The size of a two-hour high-definition movie file is around 2 GB, which indicates the amount of data used per user is enough to download 13 movies.
The amount of data used per user through 5G networks came to 18.26 GB in May and gradually increased to 24.08 GB in July and 24.64 GB in August, the data also showed.
In contrast, that of the long-term evolution (LTE) network remained steady at 8.31 GB in September, slightly down from 8.66 GB posted in August.
Asia’s fourth-largest economy was the first country in the world to launch full-fledged 5G services on April 3.