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Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom announced yesterday plans to equip the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park with devices running on 5G technology for baseball fans visiting the stadium during the three-day season opening series. Dubbed the “5G Stadium”, the home stadium of the SK Wyverns will be transformed this weekend into a venue [...]

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Heated discussions are taking place online over a nickname for Samsung’s much anticipated new Galaxy S8 prior to its release, after LG’s new G6 smartphone had the misfortune of being dubbed the “impeachment phone” due to its release coinciding with the day former president Park Geun-hye was removed from office. [...]

LG Expresses Strong Confidence in Safety of G6 Battery

LG Expresses Strong Confidence in Safety of G6 Battery

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc. unveiled its test lab to the public for the first time to reassure customers of the safety of its flagship smartphone G6 and its battery, industry watchers said Sunday. The company last week took the press on a tour of its smartphone [...]

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom has partnered with The Pokémon Company for a joint marketing venture, temporarily offering a zero-rating on Pokémon GO until June.  This means that players will not be charged for mobile data that they use while playing the AR game, although officials said data [...]

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, plans to offer a trial service of its fifth-generation (5G) mobile network via self-driving buses and drone deliveries at next year’s Winter Olympics, company officials said Tuesday.  KT is gearing up for the 5G trial service as PyeongChang will [...]

LG’s G6 Sells over 30,000 in S. Korea in Just 2 Days

LG’s G6 Sells over 30,000 in S. Korea in Just 2 Days

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday that its latest high-end smartphone, the G6, has sold over 30,000 units in just two days since its debut here, heralding better-than-expected sales down the road. LG Electronics began selling the G6 in South Korea on Friday, as it seeks to revive its money-losing [...]

Korean ICT Firms to Show Off New Technology at PyeongChang 2018

Korean ICT Firms to Show Off New Technology at PyeongChang 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – With less than a year left before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, officials have unveiled a handful of cutting-edge ICT (information and communications technology) innovations that will be implemented at the games.  KT Corp. the official telecommunications partner for the Olympic games, introduced an augmented reality navigation [...]

SK Telecom Announces Successful Transcontinental Network Slicing

SK Telecom Announces Successful Transcontinental Network Slicing

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom said Wednesday it successfully developed and demonstrated joint network slicing with its German and Swedish partners, a new means of connectivity based on 5G roaming that creates multiple virtual networks from a single physical network.  Deutsche Telecom and Ericsson were the partners in the trial test of [...]

Streaming Content on Rise Due to LTE Service: Data

Streaming Content on Rise Due to LTE Service: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Internet users have increasingly streamed content instead of downloading them though wireless services, government data showed Wednesday, mainly on the back of the introduction of a long-term evolution (LTE) service based on fourth-generation (4G) wireless technology.  Internet traffic from video streaming services and video-on-demand (VOD), such as [...]

MVNOs Struggle for Existence as Subscriber Numbers Near 7 million

MVNOs Struggle for Existence as Subscriber Numbers Near 7 million

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of MVNO subscribers is about to exceed seven million, a sign of market maturation over the past six years. However, due to sluggish growth that began two years ago, businesses are desperately struggling for existence. MVNOs are putting significant efforts into finding a way out by diversifying their [...]