Half of South Korean Mobile Phones Now Using LTE Services

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Over half of South Korea's mobile phone users are now using LTE enabled smartphones the mobile networks have reported.

Citing data collected by the government, the Joongang Daily, reported that the country's LTE customer base stood at 26.59 million at the end of October -- or 48.9%.

With an average of 700,000-900,000 new LTE customers per month, the total is expected to have passed the 50 percent mark at the end of November.

For other technologies, 3G services now account for around 36% of the customer base, and the rest made up of 2G customers on SK Telecom and LG U+. The third mobile network, Korea Telecom shut-down its 2G network earlier this year.

On the web: Joongang Daily

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