2G Is Starting to Bow Out, Making Room for 4G

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018085


South Korea Plans on 4G


South Korea has become the land of 4G superlatives. When it comes to mobile communications, South Korea is determined to be the first in everything. It was the first country to achieve 50% 4G LTE penetration. It was also the first country to commercially turn on LTE-Advanced that took download speeds to 150 Mbps. And it will be the first country to switch off all its 2G network services.

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, has declared that it plans (the "Mobile Gwanggaeto Plan 2.0”) to add a staggering 1,190 MHz of bandwidth on top of the current 390 MHz to mobile operators by 2023. That is a little more than 3 times the current allocation.

Korean 2G Users Need to Make the Switch… Soon



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