South Korea’s 5G obtain pace is the world’s second-fastest behind Saudi Arabia, reaching a mean pace of 336.1 megabits per second (Mbps), a report revealed on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia delivered a mean 5G obtain pace of 377.2 Mbps, in accordance with a report from trade tracker Opensignal, which tracked knowledge between July 1 and September 28 in 15 international locations with 5G networks.
South Korea’s common 5G obtain pace over the interval was additionally 5.6 instances sooner than its common 4G obtain pace of 60.5 Mbps.
The newest knowledge mark an enchancment for South Korea’s 5G community, which recorded a mean obtain pace of 312.7 Mbps in an August report from Opensignal, stories Yonhap information company.
The time South Korean 5G customers spend linked to the community additionally rose, reaching 22.2 per cent, up from 20.7 per cent discovered within the earlier report.
Many international locations which have deployed 5G, together with South Korea, at the moment provide the community’s companies on non-standalone mode, requiring help from the 4G community.
South Korea, nevertheless, ranked fifth when it comes to 5G accessibility within the newest knowledge, with Saudi Arabia at 37 per cent, Kuwait at 27.7 per cent, Thailand at 24.9 per cent and Hong Kong at 22.9 per cent.
The newest knowledge comes because the variety of 5G customers in South Korea has picked up in current months, since its industrial roll out in April final yr.
As of August, the nation had 8.7 million 5G cellular accounts, up some 800,000 from the earlier month.