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SK Telecom to Use AI to Manage Its Network

SK Telecom to Use AI to Manage Its Network

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Thursday that it has expanded its artificial intelligence (AI)-based system, TANGO, to manage its wireless network. TANGO, based on big data and machine learning technologies, is designed to solve various network related problems by itself. The company first applied TANGO [...]

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Inc. said Wednesday it has successfully provided a live-stream of a baseball game through its latest technology equivalent to the fifth-generation (5G) network. The mobile carrier said the high-resolution broadcast of the game was delivered through what it calls the 4.5-generation [...]

New GPS System to Identify Location of Reports of Road Accidents on Highways

New GPS System to Identify Location of Reports of Road Accidents on Highways

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean road safety authorities have adopted a new GPS system to better identify the location of callers reporting traffic accidents on highways. According to the Korea Expressway Corporation on Wednesday, the highway call center has introduced a new GPS-based system that tracks down the location of those calling in [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. on Thursday demonstrated the communication between fourth-generation and fifth-generation networks for the first time in the industry, the companies said. The South Korean tech giant and the country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said they successfully made communications between the long-term evolution (LTE) [...]

North Korea Tried to Steal Bitcoin from South Korean Websites

North Korea Tried to Steal Bitcoin from South Korean Websites

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Some of the attacks reported on South Korean bitcoin exchanges earlier this year have been found to be from North Korean hackers, according to police. The Korean National Police Agency said on Wednesday that North Korean hackers are responsible for the malware attack on e-mail accounts of officials of South [...]

Chinese IT Firm LeEco Taps South Korean Market

Chinese IT Firm LeEco Taps South Korean Market

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – China-based IT firm LeEco kicked off a flagship store in South Korea to start sales of its products here, industry sources said Saturday. LeEco, launched as video-streaming service provider in 2004, has been gradually expanding its business portfolio to cover automobiles and handsets. Its mobile products are considered to [...]

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it successfully tested its self-driving automobile on the highway, taking a step closer toward the development of a full autonomous vehicle. South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier said its self-driving automobile ran 26 kilometers earlier in the day with an average speed of 47 [...]

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Thursday it has partnered with tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector to tap deeper into the burgeoning industry. Kakao I, the company’s AI platform, will be integrated with Samsung’s voice recognition program, Bixby, to allow [...]

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

  SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A fifth-generation self-driving bus is set to be unveiled in October in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympics. With less than 150 days left until one of the world’s biggest sporting events kicks off in the northeastern part of South Korea, the Ministry of Science [...]