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SK Telecom is claiming to have become the first mobile operator in the world to have gained more than a million 5G subscribers, reporting its 5G customers now make up more than 3.5% of its total subscriber base of 28 million.

The South Korean telco reached this milestone on 21 August, 140 days after launching the world’s first 5G smartphone.

The 5G service is also driving up customers' data usage. According to SK Telecom’s analysis on 5G subscribers, the average monthly data usage of customers who switched devices from LTE to 5G has increased by some 65% from 20.4GB (LTE) to 33.7GB (5G).

SK Telecom has launched three 5G smartphones - theGalaxy S10 5G, V50 ThinQ 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 5G - so far and plans to add more to its 5G device line-up.

Since the 5G commercialisation, SK Telecom has offered immersive 5G content experiences in media and eSports and is collaborating with various global partners to boost the ecosystem for 5G-based business models.

Ryu Young-sang, vice-president and head of MNO Business of SK Telecom, said: "SK Telecom will continuously develop innovative content and services specially designed and optimised for 5G to provide differentiated experiences to our 5G subscribers."