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S. Korea to be World’s Top 5G Smartphone-using Nation till 2020

S. Korea to be World’s Top 5G Smartphone-using Nation till 2020

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is forecast to have the highest proportion of fifth-generation (5G) smartphone usage in the world over the next couple of years, a market tracker said Sunday. According to Strategy Analytics’ Service Provider Group, the adoption rate of 5G smartphones in South Korea is expected to reach 5.5 [...]

New Era of 5G Mobile Communications Coming in March

New Era of 5G Mobile Communications Coming in March

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The new generation of 5G telecommunications technology is expected to dawn upon the nation come December 1. South Korea’s three major telecommunication operators will be initiating their 5G services in six major cities including the Seoul metropolitan area next month. The transmission speed of 5G is 20 times that [...]

KT Fire Leaves Dent in South Korea’s IT Reputation

KT Fire Leaves Dent in South Korea’s IT Reputation

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A fire that broke out at KT Corp.’s Ahyeon branch on Saturday created havoc in the Seodaemun and Mapo districts, leaving the area’s smartphone users without Internet access for hours. Large masses of the population have become heavily reliant on their phones for not only calls and messages but [...]

Huawei Korea Chief Willing to Cooperate Fully with LG Uplus

Huawei Korea Chief Willing to Cooperate Fully with LG Uplus

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese smartphone producer Huawei Technologies Co. said that it would cooperate with telecommunications giant LG Uplus Corp. by offering the source code for its 5G transmitters if requested. Shawn Meng, the head of Huawei Korea, said that he would be willing to submit the layout and source code when [...]

LG Uplus Ruffles Feathers with Plans to Import 5G Devices from Huawei

LG Uplus Ruffles Feathers with Plans to Import 5G Devices from Huawei

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A decision on LG Uplus Corp.’s plans to import 5G network equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. into the South Korean market is expected this week, as LG Uplus plans to address a parliamentary audit committee on Friday. Sources say that Ha Hyun-hwoi, Vice Chairman and CEO of LG Uplus, [...]

‘Fast Lanes’ for Online Traffic: Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Companies On Watch

‘Fast Lanes’ for Online Traffic: Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Companies On Watch

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) –Internet businesses in South Korea are keeping a close watch as the debate over net neutrality is picking up speed. While attention is being drawn to the possibility of creating online ‘fast tracks’ that allow sponsored content to enjoy faster speeds, there is also expected to be heavy [...]

Budget Mobile Carrier Subscribers Switching to Main Telecom Companies

Budget Mobile Carrier Subscribers Switching to Main Telecom Companies

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of people newly subscribing to the country’s three mobile operators after quitting low-cost mobile carriers exceeded 490,000 this year, industry data showed Tuesday. According to the data by the Korea Telecommunications Operators Association (KTOA), a total of 494,345 people left plans provided by budget carriers and switched [...]