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Mobile Carriers Eye More 5G Users with Samsung Galaxy S21

Mobile Carriers Eye More 5G Users with Samsung Galaxy S21

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are seeking to boost their growing user base on the latest 5G network with the launch of Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones. The Galaxy S21 series started taking preorders Friday from Samsung and the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., [...]

Mobile Carriers Offer Online Benefits to Cater to Contact-free Demand

Mobile Carriers Offer Online Benefits to Cater to Contact-free Demand

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are taking membership benefits online as the coronavirus is resulting in higher consumption in the contact-free market. SK Telecom Co., for one, is introducing various membership benefits to T Membership, the company’s online membership platform, for a series of contact-free modes of consumption including online [...]

S. Korea’s 5G Users Near 11 mln in November

S. Korea’s 5G Users Near 11 mln in November

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea racked up nearly 11 million users on fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks as of end-November, data showed Thursday. The country had 10.9 million 5G users last month, accounting for 15.5 percent of the total 70.5 million mobile subscriptions, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Science and [...]

SK Telecom Teams Up with AWS to Launch 5G Edge Cloud Service

SK Telecom Teams Up with AWS to Launch 5G Edge Cloud Service

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top wireless provider, said Thursday it has partnered with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to launch the country’s first 5G edge cloud service. The business-targeted service, named SKT 5GX Edge, provides users ultra-low latency for data-intensive services by connecting to AWS Wavelength Zones installed [...]

S. Korea Deploys 5G Tech in Airport Virus Check

S. Korea Deploys 5G Tech in Airport Virus Check

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday it has introduced mobile edge computing (MEC) technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential COVID-19 patients in a move to step up preventative measures against the pandemic. The Ministry of Science and ICT said the system will [...]

SK Telecom to Develop Pandemic-fighting AI with Samsung and Kakao

SK Telecom to Develop Pandemic-fighting AI with Samsung and Kakao

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has partnered with Samsung Electronics Co. and Kakao Corp., the country’s top mobile messenger operator, to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecom operator said the three companies formed a joint [...]