LG Uplus in Korea sees 5G as a once in a decade chance to change market share. Will the earliest to build 5G gain market share in the West?
Almost certainly, I believe, many people will switch if a different carrier is far ahead in 5G. I cannot prove it, but the enthusiasm among consumers is obvious both East and West. 2M Koreans signed up in 4 months; more than 2M is almost certain in August 2019, the first month in China. Hans Vestberg of Verizon reports people are buying 5G phones even in areas where there is no 5G service.
Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy are probably under 2% coverage in August 2019, little more than pr. The phone prices in the US and Europe are often twice as high as in Asia.
Vivo is shipping a quality 5G phone in China for US$536.