South Korea is the first in the world to launch a national 5G network and is leading the way in deploying next-generation networks. This country also allows users to fully experience all the benefits of 5G technology. This is because it has the fastest fifth-generation networks.
This is the conclusion reached by SpeedCheck analysts who analyzed the speed of 5G networks around the world. In their report, they point out that in South Korea, the Internet speed of the 5G standard is 449 Mbps. This figure means that users in this country understand better than others all the benefits that fifth-generation networks offer. Which is faster file downloads, faster gameplay in online games and a more immersive AR / VR experience.
Taiwan is in second place with a noticeable lag – 136.36 Mbps. The third place was taken by the United Kingdom with a result of 126.49 Mbps. The rating also includes such countries as Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia, Kuwait, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, USA and others. But for China, it has no place in the ranking, and this is despite the fact that 5G networks are being built there at an accelerated pace and the country is the leader in the number of 5G devices.
The report also compared the cost of 1 GB of mobile internet in South Korea and the United States. So, American users pay $ 1.5 for 1 GB, while in the Asian country – $ 2.3. But the higher cost in South Korea is offset by the high speed.
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