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Taihan Electric Wire Announces New ‘Light Line’ for Underground Fires

Taihan Electric Wire Announces New ‘Light Line’ for Underground Fires

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Taihan Electric Wire Co., a South Korean electric wire manufacturer, announced on Thursday that it will launch an “RF Light Line” that secures escape routes for firefighters and provides a stable communication environment. Taihan’s Light Line is a type of light-emitting cable that is mandatory fire-fighting equipment and can [...]

Cause of KT Building Fire Remains a Mystery Despite Two Months of Probe

Cause of KT Building Fire Remains a Mystery Despite Two Months of Probe

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The cause of a calamitous fire that engulfed a Seoul switching station of telecom giant KT Corp. two months ago remains elusive despite intensive investigations by police, forensic experts and firefighters, a police report said Friday. The report released by Rep. Kim Young-ho of the ruling Democratic Party said [...]

New Law Obligates Mobile Carriers to Offer Compensation for Network Outages

New Law Obligates Mobile Carriers to Offer Compensation for Network Outages

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A bill that obligates mobile service providers to compensate for network errors passed the Science, ICT, Broadcasting, and Communications Committee at the National Assembly on Thursday. The news comes after KT Corp.’s Ahyeon Branch Office in Seoul recently caught fire, shutting down mobile and Internet network traffic in the [...]

KT Fire Leaves Dent in South Korea’s IT Reputation

KT Fire Leaves Dent in South Korea’s IT Reputation

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A fire that broke out at KT Corp.’s Ahyeon branch on Saturday created havoc in the Seodaemun and Mapo districts, leaving the area’s smartphone users without Internet access for hours. Large masses of the population have become heavily reliant on their phones for not only calls and messages but [...]