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Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

DAEJEON, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study suggests that mobile traffic in South Korea will increase tenfold over the next six years amid growing demand for high quality video streaming services. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday a number of projections concerning telecom providers and data usage in the coming [...]

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will use cutting-edge technology such as drones and the Internet of Things to improve the safety of the nation’s railway network. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has introduced a comprehensive white paper outlining technology projects over the next ten years, including the installation of [...]

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecom giant KT has opened an agricultural drone school in South Jeolla Province in the hopes of helping the farming community. KT’s ‘Giga Island Drone School’ opened at an experience center on Imja Island in Sinan County yesterday, featuring a number of facilities including a workshop and a simulation room, [...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 Likely to Feature Variable Aperture

Samsung Galaxy S9 Likely to Feature Variable Aperture

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S9 smartphone appears likely to feature a variable aperture camera, according to industry sources and news reports. The new smartphone, set to be unveiled next month, reportedly has a camera that can be moved from a very fast aperture of f/1.5 to a slightly slower [...]

Active X on the Way Out from Government Websites

Active X on the Way Out from Government Websites

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will continue efforts to remove ActiveX from official websites this year. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said on Tuesday that 30 select government websites will go through an ‘Active X purge’ this year, as part of the initiative to do away with controversial plug-in [...]

Apple to Launch 1st Retail Shop in South Korea

Apple to Launch 1st Retail Shop in South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Korea said Wednesday it will open its first full-fledged retail shop in South Korea this month to help customers buy, repair and experience iPhones and other Apple products. The first shop in South Korea will open on Garosugil in the affluent southern district of Gangnam in Seoul on [...]

S. Korea’s 2M Cryptocurrency App Users Leaking to Foreign Exchanges

S. Korea’s 2M Cryptocurrency App Users Leaking to Foreign Exchanges

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite South Korea’s seven-figure userbase for cryptocurrency apps, a relatively small surge in domestic users of Hong Kong service Binance in the past week has industry watchers wondering whether local investors, increasingly hemmed in by government regulations, will begin an exodus towards foreign exchanges. According to app research firm [...]