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SK Telecom introduces new 5G data plan that includes exclusive games and promotions

SK Telecom introduces new 5G data plan that includes exclusive games and promotions

South Korea’s SK Telecom has unveiled its new 5G network with a data plan that includes exclusive game promotions.

Revealed during SK’s press conference at its Seoul headquarters, the company detailed its new services along with a variety of different price plans.

Offerings in the package include around 8,000 different pieces of content across games, ultra-high definition, augmented reality and virtual reality. This includes a partnership with League of Legends Champions Korea to create VR and AR version of the game.

Five exclusive games

Alongside this, Hatch has teamed with the firm to exclusively provide a minimum of five games via streaming. Nexon will also begin to offer Kartrider VR.

Prices start from ₩55,000 ($48.36) a month for 8GB of data, while a monthly standard package costs ₩75,000 ($65,95) and offers 150GB of data.

Moving up, those who subscribe to more premium plans such as 5GX Prime and 5GX Platinum before the end of June will receive unlimited data without speed restrictions. These contracts are priced at ₩89,000 ($78.27) and ₩125,000 ($109.92) respectively.

The company will also provide up to 5GB of free data for users of its mobile and VR games

Fastest speed, widest coverage

Furthermore, the firm said that its new 5G network will utilise its 34,000 5G base stations across the country.

“The AR, VR and cloud games unveiled today only mark the beginning of the age of hyper-innovation brought by 5G,” said SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho

“SK Telecom will continue to introduce 5G-based innovative services to lead all areas of New ICT.

The network has been rolled out to 85 cities across the nation in predominantly concentrated areas and will expand its coverage to subways, national parks and festival sites in the second half of 2019.


Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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