SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, said Wednesday its Long Term Evolution (LTE) subscribers have surpassed 500,000. Another wireless carrier LG Uplus also expects its LTE subscribers to exceed 500,000 this week, sending the number of the nation’s LTE service users to more than a million soon.
SK Telecom said it achieved the milestone on December 13, as of which its LTE smartphone users stood at 503,000, and LTE model/router subscribers at 20 million.
It took about five months after the launch of the company’s fourth-generation LTE services and 77 days after the launch of the nation’s first smartphone to support LTE services, the Galaxy S2 LTE. That is 2.5 times faster than the company’s subscribers to 3G services reaching the milestone after about 14 months.
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