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South Korean telcos to launch 5G services on Friday

South Korean telcos to launch 5G services on Friday

What happened: South Korea is on pace to commercially deploy the world's first 5G services this week ahead of companies like Verizon in the USA, which plans to start launching its new networks on April. 11.

This picture taken on April 3, 2019 shows the Galaxy S10 5G smartphones belonging to LG Uplus' first 5G subscribers, model Kim Min-young (L) and auto racer Seo Joo-won (R), during a launching ceremony in Seoul. "From now on, there is a full-blown fight", he said, adding South Korea should create a variety of services, content and devices to lead the market.

A spokesperson for the world's Smartphone market leader said there are no sales forecasts for the new phone yet.

South Korean Comedian Yang Se-hyun wears a VR device for an audio-visual experience during a media showcase for 5G service of SK Telecom in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Experts say 5G will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity - 20 times faster than 4G - allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second.

Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative technology.

The 5G phone service - for a handful of celebrities including Yuna Kim, the Olympic medalist in figure skating, Baekhyun from k-pop boy band EXO - was launched Wednesday at 11 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST). On Wednesday, Verizon of the USA said it launched the world's first 5G service.

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Korea launched the world's first 5G mobile services just two hours ahead of the United States.

Officials from carriers such as Deutsche Telekom AG and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. have visited South Korea to check out 5G tests, Yang said.

"I don't think we have a security issue in South Korea", Park Jin-hyo, head of SK Telecom's information and communication tech research centre, told reporters. "Chicago and Minneapolis are first in the world to 5G mobility".

The S10 5G's screen is great for videos and games and the phone packs readily available 5G networks.

Smaller rival KT Corp said it will offer cheaper 5G plans than its LTE service, with unlimited data and four-year instalments to buy 5G devices.

However, speculation that U.S. mobile carrier Verizon might start its 5G services early forced South Korean providers to hastily organise a late-night launch, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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