Verizon launches the first US 5G network mere hours after South Korea
Verizon has become the first operator in the US to launch a 5G network but it was beat globally by mere hours in South Korea.
Initially due to launch last month, South Korea's largest operators – SK Telecom and KT – launched their 5G networks in Seoul yesterday.
South Korean operators attributed their delay to a lack of supporting device availability rather than infrastructure. Now users can buy a 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy S10 handset (starting at around $1,225).
Plans for 5G in South Korea...