While most of the world has yet to experience the improvements offered by 4G services, the technologically advanced country has announced a £900million (1.6 trillion won) in its successor.
South Korea’s science ministry said it aims to implement the technology, which is about 1,000 times faster than the 4G, within six years.
5G will allow users to download a 800-megabyte movie file in one second, compared with 40 seconds using 4G, the science ministry said, adding that such speeds would help South Korean firms win overseas deals.
A ministry spokesman said: ‘We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010. Now it is time to take preemptive action to develop 5G.’
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