5G HP users in South Korea reach 20 million

The number of 5G mobile phone users in South Korea reached 20 million in November 2021. This is calculated since the launch of 5G commercial services in 2019.

According to data from the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, the total number of 5G users last November had reached 20.19 million, or about 28 percent of the total 72.57 million cellular subscriptions in the country.

Reported by us from Yonhap News Agency, South Korea, which has a population of 52 million, first commercialized 5G networks in April 2019 and so far has coverage of up to 85 cities.

The latest data marks an increase from 19.38 million 5G subscriptions in October. In line with the launch of the latest smartphones including the iPhone 13 series which is driving user growth.

The launch of Samsung's foldable smartphones, namely the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August 2021, also helped increase the growth of 5G users

This Samsung foldable smartphone is very popular in South Korea, reaching one million sales within 39 days of its launch.

Based on the number of subscribers, SK Telekom, which is the largest cellular operator in South Korea, has the most 5G users up to 9.52 million, followed by KT Corp with 6.16 million and LG Uplus Corp with 4.46 million users.

And cellular network users who subscribed to 4G in South Korea recorded a decline to 48.55 million in November 2021. This number is equivalent to 67% of all cellular subscriptions.

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