5G technology was initially proposed and practiced in South Korea. South Korea is a global leader in 5G commercial applications:
① South Korea officially commercialized its 5G network in April 2018 and is the world’s first 5G commercial country.
② By the end of 2019, South Korea had nearly 100,0005G base stations, more than 3.6 million 5G users, and 5G network coverage in more than 80 percent of major cities.
③ 5G application in Korea is relatively mature and has been widely used in UAV, AR / VR, autonomous driving, and other scenarios. Some applications, such as the Holographic community, have already had a big impact.
It is expected that 5G technology will be fully popularized in South Korea in the next 3-5 years:
① By 2022-2023, the 5G network coverage in South Korea will reach 97 percent, and the number of 5G users will exceed 100 million.
② The scale of the 5G industry is expected to exceed 65 trillion won, driving a GDP growth of about 0.5%.
③ 5G applications such as drones, autonomous driving and smart cities will become the norm and be deeply integrated into life.