Subscribers to the long-term evolution service, the fastest internet broadband, are estimated to have surpassed 50 percent of mobile phone users in Korea. According to the domestic telecommunications industry yesterday, the number of LTE service subscribers at the three major service providers – SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ – stood at 27.35 million out of 54.4 million mobile phone users.
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, which tracks the country’s information and telecommunications market, has yet to compile data for November. Its October data put LTE subscribers of the three mobile carriers at 26.59 million, or 48.9 percent. An average of 700,000 to 900,000 LTE subscribers are added monthly.
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