Many countries have been eager to adopt 5G networks, which has become a symbol of developed countries. Now, a new report shows that South Korea has made great progress in this regard, as it recorded nearly 10 million 5G users in October 2020.
According to TheKoreaHerald report, the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology of South Korea revealed that as of the end of October, the number of 5G users was 9.98 million.
Compared to the previous month, this marked a substantial increase of 735,113. In addition, these 5G users also account for 14.2% of the total number of mobile subscribers nationwide, which is approximately 70.4 million.
For those who don’t know, South Korea is one of the first countries to adopt 5G networks, as early as April 2019 introduced newer and faster bandwidth.
Since then, South Korea has accounted for a large share of the total number of 5G users worldwide.
It is worth noting that this jump also coincides with Apple’s launch of its latest iPhone 12 product line on October 30.
The latest flagship product of the giant from Cupertino is its first product to support 5G networks and is expected to help increase the number of 5G mobile phone users in the region.
Currently, it is estimated that Apple has sold more than 600,000 iPhone 12s in the Korean market since its launch.
The increase in 5G users has also led to a steady decline in 4G users. Currently, the number of 4G users in South Korea is 53.9 million, a decrease from 397,118 users last month. Similar to South Korea, China is one of the few other countries that have adopted 5G networks commercially. In terms of coverage and availability, China is the only country similar to South Korea.