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KT Offers Discount for Foreign Visitors

KT Offers Discount for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-biggest wireless services provider, said Friday it will provide discounts on SIM cards and WiFi services to foreigners visiting the country. Foreign travelers can receive a discount of up to 50 percent on KT’s mobile roaming services when ordering from the company’s English website by [...]

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The monthly data usage by South Koreans subscribing to unlimited package plans came to nearly 20 gigabytes (GB), government findings showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, local smartphone users subscribing to unlimited data plans used an average of 19.8 GB of data in June, more [...]

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday that it has applied a quantum cryptography system to Deutsche Telekom’s test network. The system — which was installed at the German telecommunication company’s test network in Berlin — includes quantum key distribution and an ultra-compact quantum random number generator, South Korea’s top mobile [...]

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, on Tuesday showcased a new commercial network using blockchain technology for the first time in the world. The company said it also plans to apply its blockchain technology into new emerging businesses, such as energy management and identity authentication. The KT Network [...]

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — New subscribers to budget phones known as “thrifty phones” in Korea will be able to have their phone services initiated at ATMs installed near convenience stores and subway stations. KT M Mobile, a subsidiary of KT Corp., and Annex Telecom have teamed up with Hyosung TNS to allow users [...]

KT to Showcase 5G Technology at MWC Shanghai

KT to Showcase 5G Technology at MWC Shanghai

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, said Tuesday that it plans to showcase high-end fifth-generation (5G) technology during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018. The South Korean company said it will operate a booth along with the Global System for Mobile Communications, an association that supports mobile operators, [...]

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 [...]