A year after the service’s launch, 5G networks currently offer connection speeds four times faster than the previous 4G LTE, according to the Ministry of Science and ICT.
As the Covid-19 pandemic increases the growth of contactless services, LG U+ is adapting its online sales strategy to offer customers a way to shop for a new phone while minimizing human contact.
Korea’s four telecommunication companies will spend up to 25.7 trillion won ($21.4 billion) on the country’s 5G infrastructure through 2022. The investment is aimed at establishing a so-called data highway that operates on 5G networks.
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has fined Korea's three mobile carriers a combined total of 51.2 billion won ($42.8 million) for offering illegal kickbacks to customers that bought 5G phones last year.
Korea’s three mobile carriers are helping to find people who may be part of the Covid-19 Itaewon cluster ? including some who have evaded being tracked down. The Seoul city government said Tuesday it obtained contact information of 10,905 people.