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‘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 [...]

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Following survey results released by the Japanese government claiming that costs for telecom services in Seoul were the second-highest among six of the world’s major metropolises, members of the local telecom industry have refuted the claim, stating that the subject of comparison and survey methodology were inadequate. According to [...]

Telecom Operators Look for “Cash Cow” Content for 5G Service

Telecom Operators Look for “Cash Cow” Content for 5G Service

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With 5G telecommunications technology to be implemented starting next year, telecom operators are looking far and wide for “killer” content to be featured on their platforms in a bid to entice consumers to make the switch to 5G service. The most viable content options thus far are gaming and [...]

WiFi Speeds at Smart Factories to Become Even Faster

WiFi Speeds at Smart Factories to Become Even Faster

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The speed of WiFi offered in smart cities and smart factories across South Korea is about to get even faster. The Ministry of Science and ICT announced yesterday that it was reestablishing its criteria regarding new technologies following the Presidential Committee on The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s recent strategy to [...]

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) --KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, will launch a virtual reality service on Internet protocol television by the end of the year, its CEO said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in the growing business. Hwang Chang-gyu made the announcement in a meeting [...]

KT Teams Up with Intel, Qwilt for 5G Service

KT Teams Up with Intel, Qwilt for 5G Service

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp. said Wednesday it has partnered with the U.S. chip giant Intel Corp. to develop an ecosystem for high-end fifth-generation (5G) technology. South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier will cooperate in delivering innovative solutions for 5G with a foundation of Intel architecture, according to the company’s press release. [...]

Huawei Expands its Corporate Social Responsibility Program in Korea

Huawei Expands its Corporate Social Responsibility Program in Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications devices, will expand its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program ahead of the formal adoption of 5G smartphone devices by local telecommunication operators. Huawei announced yesterday that it had carried out “Korea Seeds for the Future,” a program aimed at nurturing local Information [...]

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 [...]