South Korea, long regarded as an IT powerhouse, will launch fifth generation network service next month.
The country's three largest telecom companies will begin commercializing 5G services in metropolitan areas including Seoul from Saturday.
It's set to be the world's first commercial adoption of 5G services following KT's trial showcase during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, held in February.
South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom announced it will first prioritize corporate customers in the manufacturing industry.
The service is expected to become available to the wider public early next year.