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Samsung Tipped to Up Ante in Network Equipment Market on 5G Boom

Samsung Tipped to Up Ante in Network Equipment Market on 5G Boom

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is likely to see its presence in the global network equipment market rise sharply next year as major telecommunication service operators are set to make massive investments in 5G network infrastructure, analysts here said Wednesday. Samsung’s share in the global mobile network equipment market stood at [...]

SKT, Samsung Heavy Succeed in Testing 5G-based Remote Control Ship

SKT, Samsung Heavy Succeed in Testing 5G-based Remote Control Ship

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s leading telecommunications operator, and Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a major shipbuilder, said Tuesday their 5G-powered remote control ship operation test was successful. A 3.3-meter model ship made by Samsung Heavy sailed successfully in the sea near the shipbuilder’s shipyard in Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province, [...]

KT, China Mobile to Boost Cooperation on 5G Roaming, Blockchain System

KT, China Mobile to Boost Cooperation on 5G Roaming, Blockchain System

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s major telecommunication service provider, on Thursday said it has agreed with China Mobile Communication Corp. to boost cooperation on 5G roaming services and a blockchain system. Using China Mobile’s network, KT said its 5G roaming services in China will be available later this month. The [...]

Pompeo Cites Samsung as Alternative to Chinese Tech Giants

Pompeo Cites Samsung as Alternative to Chinese Tech Giants

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Samsung is a “legitimate” substitute to Chinese companies in building 5G networks across the European Union. Pompeo made the case in an op-ed in Politico Europe ahead of an EU communications ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. He argued that [...]

KT, Hyundai Heavy Join Hands for 5G-based Smart Factory

KT, Hyundai Heavy Join Hands for 5G-based Smart Factory

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Major telecom operator KT Corp. and leading shipbuilding conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries Group said Thursday they will step up collaboration to develop advanced smart factory solutions based on the 5G network to improve efficiency and safety. In May, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces [...]

Monthly Data Usage of 5G Smartphone Users Hits Record High in Sept.

Monthly Data Usage of 5G Smartphone Users Hits Record High in Sept.

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The monthly data usage by users of smartphones running on fifth-generation (5G) networks reached a record high in September, data showed Sunday amid the growing demand for mobile content. The combined amount of data used by South Korean users of 5G mobile devices reached 87,928 terabytes (TB), according to [...]

Majority of 5G Users Dissatisfied with Limited Coverage

Majority of 5G Users Dissatisfied with Limited Coverage

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been six months since 5G was commercialized, and many users are still not satisfied with the service. According to a survey of 180 5G users by three civic groups including the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, 76.6 percent said they were dissatisfied, including those who were very [...]