South Korea 5G commercial test: network speed 4 times faster than 4G Huawei is the main contributor to speed up

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 South Korea 5G commercial test: network speed 4 times faster than 4G Huawei is the main contributor to speed up


On August 14, IHSMarkit, a market research organization, sent out a report on 5G network speed measurement in Korea (the first 5G commercial network test report in the world). With the help of Huawei, the 5G network service provided by operator LGU+ (the third largest operator in Korea) is not only the most stable, but also the fastest.

This report test is from the users point of view, and several indicators affecting the users 5G experience are: download rate and availability, reliability, delay, speed consistency. Under such indicators, IHSMarkit experiences 5G services provided by SKTelecom, LGU + and KT operators, as follows:

In the test, Seoul (Seoul and Gyeonggi-do region) was the main area (LGU + 90% of the area + 5G equipment provided by Huawei) and along the Seoul-Busan high-speed railway. A total of 1546 square kilometers and 16306 samples were covered, covering a large number of outdoor scenes, 30 indoor scenes, 13 densely populated multi-user scenes and the first one. The high-speed scenes of Er-Busan high-speed railway include DroveTest, WalkTest, high-speed test and other different testing methods.

Summary of Key Indicators of Three Korean Operators

From the final test results, we can see that whether the highest download speed, the average maximum download speed, or the average minimum delay, LGU + is in the lead, and the lead is very large. For example, in the 5G commercial network, the maximum download speed, LGU + is SKT1.4 times, KT1.2 times, and the average shortest delay, LGU + is 40% of SKT. Its 70% of KT.

As for the above results, IHSMarkit points out that although LGU+5G spectrum is insufficient (80 MHz, SKT/KT is 100 MHz), it has gained absolute advantage by deploying the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) solution, and Huaweis 5G solution has greatly boosted the 5G network speed in Korea.

LGU+Supporting Huawei

Compared with the other two Korean operators, LGU + has not refused to cooperate with Huawei. In March this year, LGUplus (LGU+) has cooperated with Huawei to deploy the next generation of 5G mobile communication technology. In the first order, 15,000 5G base stations account for about 95% of Huawei equipment (currently, LGU + has built more than 5,500 5G base stations in Korea).

For Hua5G solutions, LGU + has said that technology is leading, and equipment cost-effective, the actual effect is very good, and from the actual survey of IHSMarkit, it is true, after all, their current 5G network experience is much better than the other two.

Why are 5G users growing so fast in Korea?

The rapid growth of 5G users in Korea is determined by many factors. Firstly, the popularity of smartphone users in this country is very high, accounting for more than 94%, which lays a solid foundation for upgrading 5G. Secondly, on the price of 5G mobile phones, Korean operatorssubsidies are not generally high. Take LG V50ThinQ5G mobile phones as an example, Korean market. The price is 1.2 million won, about $1,000, but after the operators subsidy, the final price of the mobile phone is only 600,000 won. If we add in a series of traffic gifts and additional subsidies, the total price is equivalent to 5 G mobile phone free gift, which also stimulates a lot of users to experience the enthusiasm of 5G network.

The last factor is that Korean operators are offering incessant discounts on the formulation of 5G packages. According to the practices of Korean operators, there is little difference between 5G package and 4G package. The 5G package fee even declines (SKT, LGU+, KT all provide 4 5G packages at present. The introduction of 55000 Korean yuan (322 RMB) package is mandatory by the Korean government. For example, SKT and KT are totally unlimited in 5G. The entry fee is lower than the fully unlimited entry fee of 4G. SKT dropped from 100000 won in 4G to 95,000 won in 5G, KT from 89,000 won in 4G to 80,000 won in 5G, while LGU + 5G package was 95,000 won and 490,000 won in 4G package was 3 GB.

In fact, through the above-mentioned Korean operators set meal formulation, 5G is more preferential than 4G, and can completely achieve unlimited speed, unlimited traffic, so the natural transition of users is a matter of reason (Korean operators optimize the structure and tariff of 4G set meal in advance to effectively enable users to transition to 5G set meal, users are guided by this result. ).

Finally, IHSMarkit also pointed out in the latest test results that the average 5G speed of the three major operators in Korea is 2.5-4.4 times that of 4G, which shows that the 5G user experience is much better than that of 4G, which is also a reason why 5G users in Korea are growing so fast.

Source: Responsible Editor of Investor Network: Ding Guangsheng_NT1941