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KT to Offer 5G Network for Voice-controlled Drone

KT to Offer 5G Network for Voice-controlled Drone

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom KT Corp. said Tuesday it will integrate its 5G network with a voice-controlled drone enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) to better monitor major infrastructure. KT signed a memorandum of understanding with indigenous drone developer Woori Aviation Co., voice recognition solution start-up Syncspace and the state-run Korea [...]

SK Telecom to Partner with Singtel in OTT Business: Sources

SK Telecom to Partner with Singtel in OTT Business: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom giant SK Telecom Co. is pushing to team up with Singapore’s Singtel to mutually invest in their over-the-top (OTT) subsidiaries, industry sources in Seoul said Sunday. The partnership, which is currently under discussion, enables Singtel to invest in SK’s Telecom’s OTT video service OKSUSU and Pooq, [...]

Kakao Teams Up with Hospital for Health Care Business

Kakao Teams Up with Hospital for Health Care Business

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Monday that its investment-focused affiliate has signed a deal with a local hospital to provide health care and tailored medical services to patients. Kakao Investment plans to invest 10 billion won (US$8.9 million) in a joint venture between Yonsei University [...]

S. Korea and Indian Collaborate on Drama About Heo Hwang-ok, Queen of Gaya

S. Korea and Indian Collaborate on Drama About Heo Hwang-ok, Queen of Gaya

SEOUL, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean-Indian collaboration film and drama based on Gaya’s first queen, Heo Hwang-ok, has gotten the green light. South Korean drama production company Say On Media announced on Thursday that it has agreed to make a collaboration film and drama with India’s Eros International Group and B&C Group. [...]

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

BARCELONA, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. and Comcast Spectacor on Monday agreed to establish an esports joint venture tasked with global team operation, content development and marketing to cash in on the fast growing entertainment segment. South Korea’s leading mobile carrier and U.S. media and entertainment giant Comcast’s professional sports unit signed [...]

SKT, Deutsche Telecom to Sign MOU on Blockchain

SKT, Deutsche Telecom to Sign MOU on Blockchain

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it will join hands with Deutsche Telekom AG to develop a blockchain platform for digital identification for easier access and better security. The telecom leaders of South Korea and Germany will sign a memorandum of understanding on development and commercialization of blockchain-based mobile identity [...]