Claim and counterclaim:South Korea says it beat the United States by a few hours because three of its carriers-SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus-launched 5G services at 11 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
The sales began two days after the world's first nationwide 5G network powered up in the East Asian country.
The new network is predicted to drive technologies such as self-driving cars, augmented reality, VR and "smart cities", where sensors help cities to monitor everything from pollution to traffic.
According to experts, communication technology will allow the nearly instantaneous connection in mobile phones, that is, 20 times faster than with the previous generation, so users can download movies in less than one second.
Rival US carrier AT&T deployed what it called its 5G E network in 12 cities past year with speeds faster than 4G networks but below those being deployed in other fifth-generation systems.
The 5G phone service - for a handful of celebrities including Yuna Kim, the Olympic medalist in figure skating, Baekhyun from k-pop boy band EXO - was launched Wednesday at 11 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST). The date for April 5 was selected to start the first 5G service.
That makes it a vital part of the infrastructure of tomorrow, and the 5G standard is expected to bring about US$565 billion in global economic benefits by 2034, according to the London-based Global System for Mobile Communications, an industry alliance.
By Friday afternoon, 15,000 buyers had subscribed to the LG UPlus 5G service, and more than 10,000 to KT's offer, the carriers said.
According to British newspaper, the South Korean telecommunications operator SK Telecom to launch an Internet of the fifth generation this Friday.
But the implications of the new technology have pitted Washington against Beijing in an increasingly bitter standoff. Hyper-wired South Korea's networks advanced their launch by two hours in order to take a leap ahead of the U.S. network carrier.
Chinese entities own a total of 3,400 5G patents - more than a third of the total, according to data analysis firm IPlytics - with 1,529 of those registered by Huawei.
Both KT and LG Uplus said they also went live at the same time. Verizon last month stated that customers would be able to use 5G facilities on Moto Mod and Z3 by Motorola.
While security concerns over 5G networks using telecom equipment made by China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd have marred the buildup to the release of these services, South Korean telcos have tried to shrug them off.
5G is said to herald a new level of connectivity and speed.
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He ignored the red lights as he raced down Slauson Avenue - the South Los Angeles street that he and Nips were working to uplift. Local news reports said he was being kept in solitary confinement in jail for fear he might be attacked by other inmates.
Congress had approved a resolution annulling the national emergency that Trump declared at the U.S. -Mexico border in February. Tuesday's vote seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand.
On Monday, the Justice Department said in a letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the entire ACA should be invalidated . I imagine Trump will tell us why the Republican plan will cost less than Obamacare: "Mexico will pay for it".
Amazon unveiled Twitch Prime in 2016 , two years after it acquired the leading game-streaming service for close to $1 billion. Sadly, it seems that those of you with family accounts are being left out in the cold this time around.
Anderson refused to buckle and when he finally managed to get on the board by breaking the former world No 1's serve. The 27-year-old from Romania was 5-1 down in the second set but fought back by winning six consecutive games.
Asked about reports that defender Raphael Varane had told teammates he wanted to leave, Zidane said: "He has said nothing to me". Talking about cleaning [the squad], to me, seems like a lack of respect.
McIlroy closed out Matthew Fitzpatrick 4-and-2 in his last group match on Friday shortly after Woods beat Patrick Cantlay 4-and-2. McIlroy was on the verge of squaring the match on the 16th hole when he had a short iron for his second shot into the par-5 16th.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was impossible for Turkey to accept the USA decision on the Golan Heights. A Foreign Ministry spokesman added: "Trump does not have the right or the legal authority to legitimize the occupation".
The second database, belonging to the defunct app At The Pool isn't as large, but its destructive potential can not be neglected. UpGuard said it sent two notification emails to Cultura Colectiva on January 10 and January 14 and never received a response.
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However, it will be interesting to see how some fans treat him given his comments about Real Madrid being a "dream" club. We came away with a win , that is great, but I think everyone knows we can perform better.
FlightAware , an airline tracking website, said Southwest had delayed 775 flights, or 18 percent of its US flights on Monday. Airlines were recommending that flyers check their flight status online or with the airport they would be traveling out of.
WeChat Pay, Tencent Holdings' (00700.HK) mobile payment service, is earning billions of yuan in China from transaction fees alone. Consumers will be encouraged to use the Apple Card to pay for Apple services, which will give them 3 percent Daily Cash rewards .
She said the implications of the vote were "grave", adding: "I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House". Mr Lewis told Radio 4's Today programme: "The government's position is very clear - we do not support these options".
Asked if the missile has been in the making for some time now, he said, "Some of the basic technologies were being developed". The idea began around 2014 and development started in 2016 with a go-ahead from the government.
Bill Polian , who created the league with television and film producer Charlie Ebersol , pinned the blame on Dundon . I sincerely regret that many that believed in this project will see their hopes and efforts unrewarded.
At about 1.30am on Friday, authorities say, Josephson got separated from friends in Columbia's Five Points bar district. The crime shook Columbia, the state capital where the University of SC is one of the main economic engines.
McMahon, 70, has yet to make a formal announcement regarding her resignation or reveal her plans for the next stage of her career. Linda McMahon , head of the Small Business Administration , said Friday she is leaving the Trump administration .
Lyft embarked on an investor roadshow last week that saw company officials meet with prospective investors from across the U.S. Lyft's revenue was US$2.16 billion for 2018, double the previous year's and far higher than US$343 million in 2016.
Spain's Jon Rahm, the No. 2 seed, was even more convincing in his 7 and 5 win over South Korea's Si Woo Kim (54). Former champion Jason Day has been eliminated from Match Play after his second-round loss to Henrik Stenson .
The public can't be asked to rely on what amounts to a Trump administration news release to make its judgments. Barr was never going to find Trump guilty of obstruction, and he seemed eager to stop Congress from doing so.