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S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Battle for 5G Lead at MWC

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Battle for 5G Lead at MWC

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The battle for 5G leadership is heating up among South Korean mobile carriers ahead of MWC Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile trade show set to opens its doors later this month. Following the launch of 5G services for enterprises in December, South Korean telecommunications companies have been jacking up [...]

SK Telecom Showcases Smart Office Based on 5G, AI

SK Telecom Showcases Smart Office Based on 5G, AI

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. introduced a smart office based on the 5G network Wednesday, showcasing how the latest ICT technology can empower digital workplaces and enhance productivity. The nation’s top mobile carrier last month opened the smart office in a new skyscraper in downtown Seoul, which adopted cutting-edge technologies, including [...]

Total Unused Membership Points by Mobile Carriers Balloon to Nearly W200 bln: Report

Total Unused Membership Points by Mobile Carriers Balloon to Nearly W200 bln: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 200 billion won (US$178.2 million) worth of membership points by South Korea’s three mobile carriers went unused and expired over the past six years, a report by Ministry of Science and ICT showed Thursday. A total of 190.5 billion won worth of reward points offered by SK Telecom [...]

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine out of 10 South Koreans use a smartphone, marking the highest level of smartphone ownership in the world, a recent report showed. Ninety-five percent of the South Korean population used a smartphone last year, the highest rate among 27 countries surveyed, according to the report released by the [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Get Ready for Data-heavy Holiday

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Get Ready for Data-heavy Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are gearing up for the Lunar New Year holiday when data usage spikes along highways, airports and shopping malls, company officials said Saturday. People travel long distances during the holiday season to visit their hometowns, causing heavy traffic jams. Some travel abroad or make trips [...]

SKT, Grab Launch Joint Venture for SE Asian Market

SKT, Grab Launch Joint Venture for SE Asian Market

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it will partner with Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing app, to provide real-time navigation services based on big data. SK Telecom and Grab signed an agreement to establish a joint venture, Grab Geo Holdings, in charge of developing advanced [...]