4/3/2019, 10:51 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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S. Korea to roll out world's first 5G network on Friday

SK Telecom Co Ltd. announced on Wednesday it will roll out world's first fifth-generation (5G) network by the end of the work week. The company has built a total of 34,000 units of 5G base stations and will start to provide 5G service in the traffic-concentrated areas of 85 cities.

The purported speed of the 5G network supports up to 2.7Gbps data transmission speed. This would mean that the average download speed in the country with the fastest internet in the world will improve by a factor of at least 20.

The commercial 5G service and wider coverage in the largest cities of the United States are not expected before the end of 2019, even though some provider companies have announced limited rollouts in the next year and a half.

Breaking the News / MA