South Korea has secured around 4 million subscribers onto its 5G networks as of October, the Ministry of Science and ICT said.
The country's tech ministry added that the country had 3.98 million subscribers as of October, which was a rise of over 516,000 subscribers from the previous month.
SK Telecom has the most 5G subscribers with 1.77 million, followed by KT's 1.21 million and LG Uplus' 1 million.
A minimum of half a million new users have been signed on every month since 5G networks were deployed back in April.
It saw the highest rise in subscribers in August, when Samsung Electronics launched its Galaxy Note 10 5G smartphone, whereas 900,000 new subscribers were added on the launch month, and 700,000 were added in September.
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Additionally, a total of 105,000 terabytes of traffic was recorded on 5G networks as of October. On average, one user used 28 gigabytes of data in that month.
Currently, commercialised 5G networks in South Korea are non-standalone and use 3.5GHz spectrum. The country has plans however deploy standalone 2.8GHz spectrum early next year.
It is also planning to double the spectrum allocated to 5G by 2026 to prepare for an explosion in data traffic.
KT has succeeded in data transfer between its 5G network and a satellite 36,000 kilometres away.
The rollout of 5G is much more evolutionary than the rollout scenarios of previous cellular standards.
KT has secured 100,000 5G subscribers, putting it ahead of SK Telecom and LG Uplus in the race to gain 5G subscribers.
5G networks are now live in South Korea.
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