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SK Telecom's 5G download speed ranks No. 1 among global telecos: report

Corporate Newsroom 08:29 September 23, 2022

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest wireless carrier, ranks No. 1 in terms of download speed of 5G networks, an industry report showed Friday.

According to global mobile industry tracker Opensignal, the average download speed using SK Telecom's 5G network was recorded at 469.6 megabits per second (Mbps), 2.55 times faster than the 184.2 Mbps average among global mobile carriers.

LG Uplus Corp., the country's third-largest mobile carrier, ranked second, with 429.6 Mbps, followed by Bulgaria's Vivacom Inc., Tele2 AB of Sweden and KT Corp. of South Korea.

In terms of 5G upload speed, SK Telecom was ranked seventh, and LG Uplus came in at 16th place. SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus took the top three spots in terms of 5G gaming experience, the report showed.

The corporate logo of SK Telecom Co. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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