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South Korea moves up 5G mobile network launch to March

Major carriers speed up plans after Samsung reveals S10 phone

Samsung Electronics unveiled its Galaxy S10 smartphones on Feb. 20. One model, the S10 5G, supports fifth-generation wireless technology.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea will become the first country to offer a smartphone-accessible consumer 5G mobile network, with service expected to start as early as next month, a source familiar with plans at wireless carrier KT said on Monday.

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