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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 [...]

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

Unlimited Data Plan Subscribers Use 20 GB Monthly

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The monthly data usage by South Koreans subscribing to unlimited package plans came to nearly 20 gigabytes (GB), government findings showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, local smartphone users subscribing to unlimited data plans used an average of 19.8 GB of data in June, more [...]

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

Sk Telecom to Apply Quantum Cryptography System to German Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday that it has applied a quantum cryptography system to Deutsche Telekom’s test network. The system — which was installed at the German telecommunication company’s test network in Berlin — includes quantum key distribution and an ultra-compact quantum random number generator, South Korea’s top mobile [...]

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, on Tuesday showcased a new commercial network using blockchain technology for the first time in the world. The company said it also plans to apply its blockchain technology into new emerging businesses, such as energy management and identity authentication. The KT Network [...]