Ahead of this week’s launch of , South Korea’s government has taken sides in the debate over whether 5G data services will be both unlimited and affordable: no on the former, but yes on the latter. Following last month, regulators have approved a series of 5G data plans that range from roughly $50 to $110 per month, unfortunately starting with meager allowances.

The South Korean government actively coordinated a buildout and has maintained final approval rights over carriers’ plans. Just ahead of the country’s actual commercial 5G launch, officials top carrier SK Telecom’s original pricing plan, saying that it was expensive, solely for users of “massive data,” and would “restrict the consumer’s right for choices.”

According to the country’s news agency  SK Telecom instead received approval

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