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KT Tests Standalone 5G on Commercial Network

KT Tests Standalone 5G on Commercial Network

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Wednesday it has started testing standalone 5G on its commercial network in its latest push for 5G technology. Currently, South Korean mobile carriers operate the non-standalone version of the latest generation network, requiring support from the previous 4G LTE network. [...]

S. Korea to Spend Over 160 bln Won on Biz-focused 5G Tech in 2021

S. Korea to Spend Over 160 bln Won on Biz-focused 5G Tech in 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Tuesday it will invest 165.5 billion won (US$150 million) this year to develop new business-focused technology that incorporates 5G, such as self-driving cars and virtual reality (VR) services, in a move to boost the country’s use of the latest generation network. While local 5G [...]

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Develops Slim 3-socket MLCC for 5G Smartphones

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Develops Slim 3-socket MLCC for 5G Smartphones

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., a major electronic components maker in South Korea, said Wednesday it has developed an ultra-slim multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) with a three-socket structure that can be used in 5G smartphones as the company targets to increase sales from global smartphone makers. Samsung Electro-Mechanics said it began [...]

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., [...]

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 [...]