now South Korea’s world first launch of
the super-fast 5g network launched after much
anticipation and fanfare early this month however it seems user experience
hasn’t met users expectations with 5g usage limited at the moment to certain
areas of the country Oh Sooyoung has this report is the wow factor already
wearing off for 5g mobile users in the week since the country launched the
wireless network for mobile phone subscribers more than a hundred thousand
have switched to 5g handsets and monthly plans however it seems they are far from
impressed there’s growing criticism that mobile carriers are failing to deliver
their promise of a super fast and seamless user experience the biggest
complaint has been the severely limited access to 5g there are only 85,000 5g
base stations installs throughout the country 86% of which are concentrated in
Seoul and five other major cities users say connections have been shaky at best
even in central Seoul forcing them to fall back on the LTE network the lack of
connectivity is not the only issue seemingly moderately-priced totally
unlimited data plans offered by carriers KT and LG U+ have also come under fire
what have been advertisers unlimited was actually subject to restrictions after
hitting certain thresholds this clause in the fine print has now been removed
following much criticism still that hasn’t quelled suspicions that the
apparently generous conditions may be designed to make LT users upgrade 5g
despite what seems to have been a premature launch of the network with
their half-baked pricing tactics and grandiose marketing experts say telecom
companies are missing the point if the experience is good enough consumers will
be willing to pay more for 5g subscriptions but there’s not enough
optimized content carriers need to develop strong diverse content using
features like augmented reality and virtual reality that provide a sensation
user experience without that high speed and lower prices like appeal given the
higher data capacity and installation costs compared to 3G or 4G networks
industry experts say it would take two to three years for the whole country to
be fully covered by 5g network that could provide a truly seamless user
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