Saturday, April 6, 2019

The first 5G services in the world ..

South Korea is preparing to launch the world's first 5G commercial mobile phone network this week, overtaking the United States, Japan and other countries.

SK Telecom announced in a statement the beginning of the era of super-innovation with 5G, where the operator is scheduled to launch its service on Friday, April 5, in addition to the version that supports 5G technology from the Samsung Galaxy S10.

With the highest penetration of smartphones in the world, South Korea is in a race with China, the United States and Japan to market the fifth generation, in the hope that technology will breakthrough in areas such as smart cities and autos and increase economic growth.

"It is useful that South Korean telecoms provide services and networks that meet the highest quality and image for South Korean customers," said Ryu Young-sang, executive vice president of SK Telecom.

Rio added that the 5G technology will change the landscape in the gaming industry because it allows games to run with minimal delay on smartphones.

South Korean telecoms have spent billions of dollars on 5G marketing campaigns, and SK Telecom expects to have about one million customers in the fifth generation by the end of 2019.

South Korea Telecom claims its network has the highest speeds, coverage and best protection compared to any 5G operator.

SK Telecom, South Korea's largest operator, has 34,000 base stations with 5G technology with focused coverage in the busiest parts of 85 cities across the country.

These include university areas, highways, metro lines and sports venues.

There have also been efforts to improve internal coverage in about 120 locations such as shopping malls and airports, where SK Telecom prides itself on its technology.

SK Telecom, through the self-developed "Total In-building Solution" application, offers data rates four times faster than its competitors using four smart phone antennas.

The company said its network is ready to support very low latency applications such as self-driving cars and smart cities, and that the combination of infrastructure for 4G and 5G networks allows speeds of up to 2.7 Gbps.

While downloading 12 GB of virtual reality content over the 5G network alone takes more than a minute, it takes only 36 seconds to download the same content over SK Telecom's 4G-5G network.

SK Telecom plans to deliver up to 8,000 different content harnessing the potential of these speeds in a variety of areas, including 4K videos, games, enhanced reality and virtual reality.

SK Telecom, the leader in telecommunications, offers the same amount of data as the equivalent of 4G networks.

The company, along with two other Korean operators, launched South Korea's fifth-generation services in December, but these services were not mobile broadband services, as the 5G devices were not yet commercially available.

South Korea's Samsung was the first handset maker to unveil a fifth generation 5G smartphone in February, while a number of devices were announced at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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