Huawei, Samsung, Qualcomm are three major chip manufacturers that launched their own 5G baseband, and it looks that we are getting closer the 5G era, China’s three major operators also said that the 5G commercialization will be in 2020, and now South Korea has indicated that it will start the commercialization of 5G on December 1, 2018, and it will be the first country in the world to open 5G commercialization.
According to etnews, South Korea’s three major telecom operators SKT, KT and LG U+ said that commercial and transmission of 5G signals will be launched on December 1, 2018, which means that from December 1, 2018, Korea will become The world’s first 5G commercialized country.
South Korea’s three major operators said that the first batch of areas supporting 5G commercialization is located near Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is reported that the first batch of 5G signals can provide transmission speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
It is worth to mention that according to Digitimes Research, 5G terminal devices including smartphones, CPE and WiFi devices, will start mass shipment in 2021. While we await 5G devices, smartphones will be the most dominant 5G equipment. As of 2022, about 18% of smartphones will be 5G enabled.