After instantaneously launching profitmaking 5G amenities in early April, three South Korean carriers have jointly signed up 260,000 subscribers — a huge start for the next-generation cellular technology. The key metric of 5G acceptance was shared by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (via Yonhap), which arranged and coordinated the carriers’ unveilings in an effort to make South Korea the world’s first 5G country.
As of this week, South Korean telecoms have over 54,200 5G base stations online. For the time being, South Korea has to keep an eye on major cities and other larger population locations, but the network HQs is expected to spread further over the next two years.
Prior to today, reports suggested that South Korea has struggled with quality issues related to Nokia 5G base stations, which were apparently months late in arriving and said to offer weaker performance than competing options.