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S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Expand Indoor 5G Access

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Expand Indoor 5G Access

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The three major mobile carriers in South Korea are scrambling to install indoor telecommunications equipment to enable the use of 5G networks in buildings later this year. Since becoming the world’s first to successfully commercialize 5G services, the three mobile carriers have been focusing on expanding the network to [...]

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Friday its operating profit fell due to increased spending for 5G service marketing and infrastructure buildup. Its operating earnings came to 322.8 billion won (US$270.7 million) in the April-June period, a 6.9-percent fall from a year ago, the nation’s leading mobile carrier said in a [...]

S. Korean Carriers Set to Deliver Gloomy Q2 Earnings on 5G Competition

S. Korean Carriers Set to Deliver Gloomy Q2 Earnings on 5G Competition

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom operators are expected to have posted downbeat earnings in the second quarter despite robust sales due to their cutthroat competition to attract 5G subscribers, analysts said Wednesday. The combined sales of the three carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — are [...]

S. Korea Proposes its 5G Tech to ITU for Global Standards

S. Korea Proposes its 5G Tech to ITU for Global Standards

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has proposed that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopt its 5G technologies as global standards, the country’s science ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said it has asked for some of the wireless connection and broadband technologies used in the country’s 5G service to [...]