South Korea has won in the ongoing race to start a fifth generation mobile service i.e. 5G service. South Korea’s top telecom companies said on Thursday that they started 5G services nationally on Wednesday two days before the scheduled date.
South Korea’s top telecom companies SK Telecom, KT and LG U plus launched 5G services at 11 pm local time on Wednesday. The date for April 5 was selected to start the first 5G service.
America, China and Japan were involved in the race with South Korea to get the title of providing 5G services first. The news agency Yonhap said there is speculation that due to the launch of late 5G services by South Korean companies, US telecom company Verizon was forced to launch its 5G services early.
During a program, Verizon launched its 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday itself. It started the services a week before the scheduled date. According to Yonhap, South Korea started 5G services two hours before the US.
South Korea’s largest telecom company SK Telecom has announced on Thursday that it started its 5G service on April 3 at 11 a.m. KT and LG U plus also said that at this time they also started their 5G services. 5G service will be available to common customers from April 5.
Experts said that the 5G service will provide faster connectivity to the smartphone. Its speed will be 20 times faster than the 4G and it will allow customers to download the whole movie in less than a second.