SK Telecom has filed a request to South Korea’s IT ministry to finish its 2G providers, the telco stated late Thursday.
The Ministry of ICT and Science stated it will course of the request as quickly as doable resulting from there being a must concentrate on 5G providers.
South Korea’s incumbent service first started offering 2G providers in 1996.
SK Telecom stated the spectrum used for 2G might be allotted elsewhere for higher use.
Solely 2% of its whole subscribers nonetheless use 2G, SK Telecom stated, with the telco presently providing discounted knowledge plans to its 2G subscribers emigrate to 3G, LTE, or 5G.
The nation’s runner-up telco KT ended 2G providers in 2012 and if the IT Ministry approves SK Telecom’s request, third-place LG Uplus could be the one telco that also gives 2G providers.
LG Uplus had beforehand stated it will additionally finish its 2G providers earlier than June 2021.
Samsung, the principle vendor for 2G tools to Korean telcos, ended manufacturing in 2005.
South Korean telcos launched 5G providers in April, albeit what was supplied was non-standalone networks that mix 5G along with LTE.
They plan to start putting in mmWave tools in December with the intention to launch standalone providers early subsequent 12 months.
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