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Mobile Carriers Launch Authorized Notification Text Messaging Service

Mobile Carriers Launch Authorized Notification Text Messaging Service

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major telecom operators — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — announced on Tuesday that they will launch an authorized notification text messaging service designed to turn paper mail bills and notices sent by public and private organizations into electronic documents and send [...]

Regulator to Make It Easier to Cancel Subscription Services on Apple App Store

Regulator to Make It Easier to Cancel Subscription Services on Apple App Store

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Thus far, users have had to go through a complex process to cancel services subscribed to through in-app payments on Apple’s App Store. From now on, however, it will be possible to cancel such services simply with one click. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC), South Korea’s telecommunications regulator, said [...]

Samsung’s High-end Smartphones Underperform in Japan

Samsung’s High-end Smartphones Underperform in Japan

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s foldable smartphones are struggling in the Japanese market, partly driven by Japan’s aversion to Korean products. Apple Inc.’s iPhone SE became the most sold phone in Japan last year, followed by the iPhone 12, Sharp Corp.’s Aquos Sense 5G and other iPhones and Japanese brand smartphones, [...]

Gov’t to Open Auction for Additional 5G Network Frequency Spectrum Next Month

Gov’t to Open Auction for Additional 5G Network Frequency Spectrum Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Tuesday it will open an auction next month for additional 5G network frequency bands used by the country’s major mobile carriers. In December, the ministry agreed to open bidding for additional 5G network in the 3.4- to 3.42-gigahertz spectrum as requested by LG Uplus, [...]

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S21 FE at CES; Launch Date Set for Jan. 11

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S21 FE at CES; Launch Date Set for Jan. 11

LAS VEGAS/ SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will unveil its Galaxy S21 FE 5G at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), set to open Wednesday in Las Vegas, one of the most anticipated phones among Samsung fans for its flagship performance and reasonable prices. It will be released in [...]

Galaxy Smartphones Boast Faster Download Speed than iPhone 12 at Home

Galaxy Smartphones Boast Faster Download Speed than iPhone 12 at Home

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy smartphones has faster download speeds than Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 models on local networks in South Korea, a market tracker said Monday. Ookla, which runs internet speed measurement tool Speedtest, conducted a 5G download speed test for major smartphones in the third quarter of this [...]