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LG U+ says it can download things 10 times faster on 5G

Dec 27,2018
LG U+ said Wednesday that it has demonstrated 10 times faster download times compared to 4G LTE on its 5G network.

While 4G LTE offers 133.43 megabits per second download speeds on average, according to data from the Ministry of Science and ICT, LG U+ said it realized 1.33 gigabits per second on its 5G network.

LG U+ claims it is nearly the fastest speed consumers can practically experience on 5G. Next year, when 5G is commercialized for smartphones, the smallest carrier in the country projects data download speeds will increase to as fast as 2 gigabits per second when the 5G network will be coupled with the 4G LTE network.

LG U+ believes 5G is its chance to move up the mobile carrier ranking, currently dominated by SK Telecom and KT.

By Kim Jee-hee