A survey revealed that 98 percent of South Koreans who are six years of age or older own a smartphone. 5G-based communication services are used by more than half of smartphone users.
Early in 2019, 5G communication services went on sale in South Korea. A portion of the current 3G and 4G networks are being utilized by the government and private enterprises for emergency communication networks and industrial applications like vehicle-to-everything (V2X) networks, which link smart automobiles to other devices like traffic signals and road signs.
In a study by the state-run information policy institute Korea Information Society Development Institute, which polled 9,579 South Koreans aged six and older, 98.3 percent reported owning a smartphone and 50.4 percent reported using 5G services.
The ownership status of media devices, service subscriptions, spending status, media usage, and media diaries—a log or record of people’s media consumption habits over a given time period—are the main topics of discussion in the yearly identical sample tracking survey.
YouTube was the most popular video streaming app among smartphone users (77.5%), with Netflix coming in second (14.2%).
Instagram was the most popular social media platform among respondents (28.6%), with Facebook coming in second with 16.7% and Naver Band third with 13.1%.