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LG Uplus Releases International Space Station VR Series with Telco Alliance

LG Uplus Releases International Space Station VR Series with Telco Alliance

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a South Korean telecom company, said Thursday it released a virtual reality (VR) series on the International Space Station, its first project with a global alliance of telecom operators and VR developers. “Space Explorers: The ISS Experience” follows the daily activities of the astronauts all in [...]

Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the business appetite for cloud and remote work services grows amid the pandemic, South Korean telecom operators are expanding artificial intelligence (AI) services to help companies cope with the shift to new technologies. While the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus [...]

S. Korea’s 5G Download Speed 2nd Fastest Globally

S. Korea’s 5G Download Speed 2nd Fastest Globally

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s 5G download speed is the world’s second fastest, reaching an average speed of 336.1 megabits per second (Mbps), a report showed Tuesday. The country was only behind Saudi Arabia, which delivered an average 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps, according to a report from industry tracker Opensignal, [...]

5G Accessibility in Major Subway Lines at Over 75 pct

5G Accessibility in Major Subway Lines at Over 75 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The average accessibility of the fifth-generation network in major subway lines in South Korea reached over 75 percent, a lawmaker said Monday, as the country races to boost nationwide coverage. The high-speed network’s accessibility stood at 76.3 percent across 12 subways lines in six major cities across the country, [...]

LG Uplus Opens 7-story Product Showroom Targeting Gen Z

LG Uplus Opens 7-story Product Showroom Targeting Gen Z

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom giant LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday it opened a seven-story product showroom in southern Seoul by partnering with local popular establishments as part of its broader efforts to capture young customers. The seven-story building, including its underground floor, in the posh southern district of Gangnam houses [...]

S. Korea’s Mobile Accounts Top 70 Million in Aug. on Expanded 5G Users

S. Korea’s Mobile Accounts Top 70 Million in Aug. on Expanded 5G Users

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s mobile subscriptions topped 70 million in August thanks to a pickup in 5G users, data showed Monday. As of August, the country had 70 million mobile accounts, up 201,119 from the previous month, according to data from the ICT ministry. South Korea has a population of 51.8 [...]