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SK Telecom first to launch commercial 5G in the world

(Press Release) — At a press event in its Seoul headquarters last week Wednesday, SK Telecom officially announced the launch of its commercial 5G services to customers starting April 5, 2019.

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SK Telecom has announced the launch of its commercial 5G services to customers.  SK Telecom photo

This announcement makes South Korea the first to launch commercial 5G mobile network services in the world, taking the lead over the U.S., Japan, and other countries.

SK Telecom announced that it will provide the fastest, widest, and safest 5G network with 34,000 base stations throughout 85 towns and cities across the country equipped with the world’s first quantum cryptography solution to eliminate the risk of hacking.

SK Telecom also unveiled ultra-high definition, gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality content that will be available to its subscribers to enjoy and explore.

“The AR, VR, and cloud games unveiled today only mark the beginning of the age of Hyper-Innovation brought by 5G. SK Telecom will continue to introduce 5G-based innovative services to lead all areas of new Information Communications Technology,” said Park Jung-ho, chief executive officer of SK Telecom.

Late last year, IT&E announced a strategic partnership with SK Telecom based on its early adoption of leading-edge technology and its world-class cellular and broadband network performance, as well as its leadership in the roll out of 5G technology.

“The announcement [last week] is another milestone in IT&E’s relationship with the SK Telecom. The strategic partnership allows IT&E to leverage SK Telecom’s 5G technology expertise to unlock new and exciting ways for subscribers in the Marianas and Guam to stream, share, play, and browse. 5G will transform the mobile experience for our subscribers,” said Jim Oehlerking, chief executive officer, IT&E.