S. Korea's 5G speed recorded 2nd fastest globally
South Korea's 5G download speed was recorded averaging 336.1 megabits per second (Mbps), making it the world's second-fastest, behind only Saudi Arabia's 377.2 Mbps.
Industry tracker Opensignal, tracked data between July 1 and Sept. 28 in 15 countries with 5G networks.
South Korea's 5G network had an average download speed of 312.7 Mbps as of August.
South Korea's average 4G download speed was 60.5 Mbps, making the average 5G download speed 5.6 times faster.
The average time that South Koreans spend connected to 5G also increased from 20.7 percent in the previous report to 22.2 percent.
South Korea, however, ranked fifth in terms of 5G accessibility, behind Saudi Arabia's 37 percent, Kuwait's 27.7 percent, Thailand's 24.9 percent, and Hong Kong's at 22.9 percent.
The number of South Korean 5G users has picked up since it was offered commercially in April last year.
The country had increased the number of its 5G mobile accounts by some 800,000 in July to 8.7 million in August.