Long-term evolution (LTE) subscriptions in South Korea have recently topped the 20 million mark, roughly 20 months after the service for the fastest mobile connectivity was commercialized, industry data showed Friday. The combined number of LTE subscribers at the country’s three mobile operators — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — has surpassed the 20 million mark as of Wednesday, according to the industry data. By company, LTE subscribers at top mobile carrier SK Telecom were estimated at 9.5 million to 9.6 million as of Wednesday, followed by 5.3 million to 5.4 million at LG Uplus and 5.11 million at KT.
“While the government has not officially announced the data, it seems the country’s LTE subscriptions have passed the 20 million mark as of Wednesday given that SK Telecom claimed 47 percent of the market in February,” said an industry official.
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