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S. Korea to Open 5G Centers on K-pop

S. Korea to Open 5G Centers on K-pop

SEJONG, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will build two 5G experience centers in central Seoul to showcase K-pop and other cultural content through the latest technology. The centers near Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul will provide interactive ways to imitate K-pop dances while providing such content as K-pop concerts [...]

SK Telecom to Supply 5G Network Tech to Japan’s Rakuten

SK Telecom to Supply 5G Network Tech to Japan’s Rakuten

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. will supply its fifth-generation (5G) network solutions to Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc., industry sources said Friday, as South Korea’s top mobile carrier expands its presence in the sector. SK Telecom will export its 5G network designs, optimized communication quality solutions for 5G, 5G antennas, and [...]

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While IFA is Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, this year’s event had an interesting twist with unusual scene stealers form the mobile industry to give much-needed hype for the foldable phones and 5G. IFA closed Wednesday after a six-day run, hosting over 1,900 exhibitors that showcased the latest televisions, [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. have agreed to develop 8K televisions based on 5G networks to diversify content available on the top-end resolution TVs, they said Sunday. 8K TVs offer four times the number of pixels as 4K screens, and 5G is the ultra-fast wireless network that [...]

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — It is predicted that location information that is used in smartphones, drones and others will become more accurate in the future. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) said Thursday that it will launch a satellite navigation-based positioning information service from the end of this year to expand its location-based [...]

Samsung Unveils Integrated 5G Chipset for Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Integrated 5G Chipset for Smartphone

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday introduced a 5G chipset that combines an integrated modem and mobile processors, which can save battery life and space in smartphones. Samsung, the world’s largest chip and smartphone maker, has been working on a mobile processor with a 5G modem built inside, which would [...]

S. Korea’s 5G Utilization Strategy Accepted by U.N. Agency for Further Review

S. Korea’s 5G Utilization Strategy Accepted by U.N. Agency for Further Review

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s strategy to use the latest 5G networks to connect all manners of appliances, vehicles and facilities has been accepted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a government agency said Wednesday. The United Nations information and communication technologies (ICT) body tapped Seoul’s so-called 5G vertical research question for [...]

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Wednesday it has agreed with U.S. IT giant Microsoft Corp. to launch a test-run of a new cloud-based gaming platform utilizing the fifth-generation (5G) network here. The project will pave the way for gamers to play high-quality titles without having [...]