Wednesday, 08 December 2021

5G lessons from South Korean telcos

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 16 December 20

Total Telecom were delighted to speak to Phil Kendall, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, about the way in which South Korean operators are focus on compelling service propositions has led to a rapid adoption of the new technology

In a year of enormous disruption, there has nonetheless been talk of various forms of ‘5G race’ taking place in telecoms markets around the world. But, when considered at a global level, there remains one market which is a step above the rest in almost all metrics: South Korea. “There’s a lot that’s happening in South Korea that sets it apart from other countries from a 5G perspective,” said Kendall. “The network quality is really high and we have probably seen 90% population coverage for the best part of a year now from all three operators. These are C-band deployments delivering 400–500 Mbps, so these are really good, high quality service.” “We’re also seeing quite impressive adoption levels,” he added…

In a year of enormous disruption, there has nonetheless been talk of various forms of ‘5G race’ taking place in telecoms markets around the world. But, when considered at a global level, there remains one market which is a step above the rest in almost all metrics: South Korea. “There’s a lot that’s happening in South Korea that sets it apart from other countries from a 5G perspective,” said Kendall. “The network quality is really high and we have probably seen 90% population coverage for the best part of a year now from all three operators. These are C-band deployments delivering 400–500 Mbps, so these are really good, high quality service.” “We’re also seeing quite impressive adoption levels,” he added…

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