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SK Telecom to Develop Autonomous Public Transportation System

SK Telecom to Develop Autonomous Public Transportation System

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Friday it will participate in a government-led project to develop a public transportation system based on self-driving automobile technology. The 35.9-billion-won (US$33.2 million) project, spearheaded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, is aimed at conducting detailed research on the country’s public transportation system [...]

Daegu to Establish 5G-based Services

Daegu to Establish 5G-based Services

DAEGU, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu will be participating in a government project that aims to develop services that would create high-tech infrastructure based on 5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), allowing for autonomous vehicles and a “smarter city.” The local government of Korea’s fourth largest city announced yesterday that its consortium had [...]

SK Telecom Joins Mapping Consortium for Global High-definition Maps

SK Telecom Joins Mapping Consortium for Global High-definition Maps

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Wednesday that it has joined a mapping consortium with three regional partners to make a global high-definition map for autonomous vehicles. The OneMap Alliance — which also includes HERE Technologies, NavInfo of China and Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan — [...]

Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Smartphone content platforms are hiring popular idol stars to tout their wares, which experts say is a strategy that hinges on the fan base of popular stars aimed at expanding user numbers quickly. SK Broadband exclusively aired “EXO’s World Trip on a Ladder” yesterday via its mobile app Oksusu. [...]

Korean Companies Target Growing “Kids’ Market”

Korean Companies Target Growing “Kids’ Market”

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecommunications platforms and portal websites are competing for the sizeable market catering to services for children. Experts say that businesses are implementing strategies that target parents willing to invest big bucks for their kids. In the process, businesses are also able to secure a new generation of customers. According [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are expanding their release of content targeting children users through their artificial intelligence platforms, industry watchers said Monday, as the IT industry for younger consumers is anticipated to continue to grow sharply down the road. The country’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. currently provides [...]

ICT Ministry Mulling Details of 5G Spectrum Auction

ICT Ministry Mulling Details of 5G Spectrum Auction

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tech ministry is in the process of setting details of the upcoming auction for spectrum supporting the high-end fifth-generation (5G) network, industry watchers said Sunday. The Ministry of Science and ICT plans to complete its review in the near future and hold a public hearing next month, [...]