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Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s health authorities and one of the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration on Wednesday to monitor and further prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and LG Uplus Co., the authorities will provide information [...]

KT to Build Network for 5G Trial Service in PyeongChang by Sept.

KT to Build Network for 5G Trial Service in PyeongChang by Sept.

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp., a South Korean broadband Internet and mobile carrier, said Tuesday that it will complete building a network for the fifth-generation network (5G) by September to provide a trial service of the technology at the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Under the plan, KT will install the network in PyeongChang, [...]

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Though the South Korean government quashed SK Telecom’s attempt to take over CJ HelloVision, one of Korea’s leading telecommunications companies is still stepping up to shift its strategy to a ‘digital platform’. SK Telecom had proposed acquiring the nation’s largest cable TV operator, CJ HelloVision, and then merge it with [...]

Korean IoT Market to See 38% Annual Growth, Reach ₩17 Trillion by 2020

Korean IoT Market to See 38% Annual Growth, Reach ₩17 Trillion by 2020

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a Hyundai Research Institute report entitled ‘The Trend of Promising Industries Related to Internet of Things (IoT)’ revealed on July 12, the global IoT market is expected to swell from $300 billion in 2015 to $1 trillion by 2020, with 28.8 percent annual growth. For South Korea, experts foresee [...]

Korea Establishes World’s First Nationwide IoT Network

Korea Establishes World’s First Nationwide IoT Network

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom (SKT), Korea’s leading network operator, launched a nationwide Internet of Things network Monday that uses its LoRa (long-range) network exclusive to IoT communications. This is the first time for a country to establish an IoT-exclusive nationwide network with a single control center. With the new system, a wide [...]

Telecommunications Companies Compete to Establish IoT Networks

Telecommunications Companies Compete to Establish IoT Networks

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean telecommunication companies, such as SK Telecom (SKT) and KT, are rushing to establish IoT (Internet of Things) communications networks. The competition is expected to heighten with relaxed government regulations regarding these new types of networks. Although IoT features multiple-connected objects, the volume of data transferred between objects is relatively [...]

Smartphone Application for Surveillance and Manipulation of Children?

Smartphone Application for Surveillance and Manipulation of Children?

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom presented on May 3 a mobile phone application that many are criticizing as an invasion of privacy and a way for parents to keep their children under constant surveillance and parental influence. The application called “Cookiz”, which comes with a wearable device, allows real-time monitoring of location [...]