South Korea’s 5G subscription will reach 4 million people. While there has been a debate about who will take the lead in commercial 5G networks in South Korea and the Us, there is no doubt that south Korea and the Us are leading the way. South Korea’s leading trend has also drawn close attention from industry observers, focusing on the country’s 5G deployment process and adoption progress.
South Korea’s 5G adoption is progressing rapidly. As of October, it was reported that the country’s 5G network has 3.98 million subscribers. In September, it was reported that 5G services had added 516,000 new subscribers. In fact, since the launch of the 5G network in April, there have been at least half a million new 5G subscribers each month. If that progress is maintained in October and November, the milestone of 4 million 5G subscribers should have been surpassed. The number of new users should continue to increase in December.
So far, the biggest increase in subscribers came in August, when Samsung released its 5G smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10.
Traffic growth is also significant. In October, it was reported that 5G networks generated a total of 10,500 megabytes of traffic. In response to the surge in traffic, South Korea plans to deploy a 5G dual-spectrum by 2026.