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South Korea’s capital Seoul ends March with 37,680 5G base stations

The average number of 5G base stations per district in Seoul is estimated at 1,507 units South Korea’s capital Seoul ended March with a total of 37,680 5G base stations, according to local press reports. Among Seoul’s 25 districts, the top three areas in terms of...

South Korea ends February with almost 203,000 5G base stations: Report

Telcos in South Korea area currently providing 5G services via NonStandalone networks Korean mobile operators have deployed a total of 202,903 5G base stations as of the end of February, Korean press reported, citing figures from the country’s Ministry of Science and ICT. This figure is...

South Korea aims to launch commercial 6G around 2028: Report

The government of South Korea previously said it expected to launch a pilot project for 6G mobile services in 2026 South Korea aims to commercialize 6G services by around 2028, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing the country's science minister. "We are continuing our preparations for...

South Korea delays auction to award additional 5G frequencies: Report

The government of South Korea has postponed an auction to award additional 5G spectrum as local mobile operators SK Telecom and KT have complained about the process, Korean news agency Yonhap reported. In December, South Korea’s Science and ICT ministry said it would open bidding...

5G accounts for nearly 30% of mobile subscribers in South Korea: report

Nearly 30% of mobile subscriptions in South Korea were on 5G networks at the end of last year, Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The total number of 5G subscribers amounted to 20.92 million as of the...

Korean government cooperate with local firms on future 6G networks

The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT announced that it is working on next-generation network development strategies together with local carriers and tech firms SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, Business Korea reported. The government and the companies aim to carry...

KT, Fujitsu, NTT Docomo partner to bring O-RAN to South Korea

Korean carrier KT and Japanese tech company Fujitsu have completed a verification facility at the KT Research and Development Center in Seoul, South Korea, at which the two companies leveraged Fujitsu’s Open RAN-based 5G base station equipment to successfully test call connections during interoperability...

South Korea to award additional 5G frequencies next month: Report

South Korea's ICT ministry confirmed it will launch an auction next month to award additional 5G network spectrum for the country's major mobile carriers, local news agency Yonhap reported. Last month, the Korean government had agreed to open bidding for additional 5G frequencies in the...

South Korea ends November with 20.19 million 5G users

SK Telecom has the largest 5G subscriber base in South Korea The total number of 5G subscribers in South Korea reached 20.19 million in November 2021, accounting for around 28% of the total 72.57 million mobile subscriptions in the Asian nation, Korean press reported, citing...

South Korea ends October with 19.4 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended October with a total of 19.38 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of September had reached 18.41 million, according to the report. 5G subscribers...

5G base stations account for 11% of total base stations in Korea: Report

The number of 5G base stations in South Korea accounted for 11% of the total base stations in the country at the end of the second quarter, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Korea Communications Agency. At the end of June, there...

South Korea surpasses 17 million 5G subscribers at end-July: report

South Korea ended July with a total of 17.08 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. During July, the country’s mobile carriers recorded a net addition of 616,000 5G subscribers. 5G subscribers at...

Korean government aims to boost 5G ecosystem with new companies

South Korea aims to create around 1,800 companies that specialize in new 5G services within the next five years, local news agency Yonhap reported. According to the report, the government expects the creation of these new firms will boost the adoption of promising and innovative...

South Korea ends June with almost 16.5 million 5G subscribers: report

South Korea ended June with a total of 16.47 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of June represented 23% of the total 71.63 million mobile subscriptions in the country,...

KT, Samsung claim first 5G Standalone launch in South Korea

Korean carrier KT and compatriot tech company Samsung Electronics have launched what it claims to be the first 5G Standalone (SA) in the country, Samsung Electronics said in a release. For this commercial launch, Samsung provided KT its end-to-end 5G network solutions from Radio Access...

Korean users file joint legal claim against carriers due to low quality of 5G

Approximately 520 mobile users in Korea have recently filed a joint lawsuit against the country’s three main mobile operators due to the alleged low quality of 5G mobile services, local news service Yonhap reported. The legal action argues that mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and...

South Korea ends May with almost 16 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended May with a total of 15.84 million 5G subscribers, local newspaper Korea Herald reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of May accounted for 22% of the total 71.45 million mobile subscriptions in the...

South Korea to award additional 5G spectrum in November

South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT has announced it will award 28 GHz and sub-6 GHz spectrum in November to boost the use of 5G-related services across the country, Korean press reported. According to the report, the frequencies will be available for mobile operators...

South Korea ends April with 15.15 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended April with a total of 15.15 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of April accounted for 21.25% of the total 71.27 million mobile subscriptions in the...

Korean carriers add 2.61 million 5G subscribers in Q1

South Korea’s mobile operators added a total of 2.61 million 5G subscribers in the first quarter of the year, according to data from the carrier’s earnings statements. Korean carrier KT added 785,000 5G subscribers in the first quarter. KT had a total of 4.4 million 5G...

Korean operators end March with almost 14.5 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended March with a total of 14.48 million 5G subscribers, up from 7 million 5G users in May 2020, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The total number of 5G subscribers at the end of...

Korean carriers ink deal to share 5G infra in remote areas

South Korea's three major mobile operators will share their 5G networks in remote coastal and rural towns across the country with the aim of accelerating the rollout of 5G networks, local news agency Yonhap reported. The three mobile carriers - SK Telecom, KT Corp. and...

Korean government aims to foster 5G competition via MVNOs: Report

South Korea's ICT ministry said it aims to boost competition in the domestic 5G market through the release of affordable mobile data plans from mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), local news agency Yonhap reported. According to the report, the country’s ICT ministry said that a...

Korean 5G users to file legal action against mobile carriers due to low QoS

Nearly 1,000 5G smartphone users in South Korea have expressed interest in taking legal action against the country's three major telecom operators -- SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus due to the alleged poor quality of the service, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing...

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