Ready, Steady, No! 5G: speed of light, or more a low gear?
Despite the huge desire to be the world’s first country which launched 5G for custom service, South Korea’s mobile carriers screwed up and didn’t manage to face consumers expectations.
After being shit-stormed with criticism and complains, mobile carriers like SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus have each publicly acknowledged their 5G networks had issues in delivery as some subscribers have been complaining their services are not as speedy and secure as advertised.
Twatwaffels now pledge to make the network service with wider coverage and faster speed, but for now, even in Seoul people can’t get the Hightech blessing of 5G. Also, some 5G smartphone users have a hard time in transition between 5G and 4G, or Long Term Evolution.
The first to pledge better service was SK Telecom, whose chief Park Jung-ho said in an emergency executive meeting on April 10 that while the company fell short of meeting consumer expectations, it will launch all-out efforts to improve 5G services.
With all the shit-fire around this 5G crisis, the country’s smartphone makers also got a piece of it. While Samsung Electronics has released a series of software updates for the Galaxy S10 5G, LG Electronics has announced it will delay the launch of its first 5G-powered smartphone, the V50 ThinQ.
But South Korea’s government is taking it hardcore as they already held a meeting on 23 April with all the mobile carriers and phone makers to discuss how to resolve network glitches and achieve nationwide coverage. And no wonder as earlier this month, President Moon Jae-in said the country will spend more than 30 trillion won (S$35 billion) creating a 5G-friendly business environment by 2022.
So if you ever want to try out downloading all Game of Throne series in single seconds, come visit South Korea after a year or two. Hopefully in the near future mobile carriers will take their shit together and make things right.