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SK Telecom Snatches Back Top Spot from KT in 5G Subscribers

SK Telecom Snatches Back Top Spot from KT in 5G Subscribers

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co. rapidly increased the number of its 5G subscribers in May with aggressive marketing for new smartphones, regaining a leading market position in the next-generation mobile network, government data showed Tuesday. SK Telecom’s 5G users numbered 319,976 as of the end of May, gaining 5.7 percentage points [...]

KT to Jack Up Investments for 5G-based Cloud Platform

KT to Jack Up Investments for 5G-based Cloud Platform

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s largest telecom firm, said Tuesday it will invest 500 billion won (US$422 million) by 2023 to develop cloud technologies based on its 5G network to create new business opportunities. KT said it will combine its 5G network and cloud expertise to launch convergence services, including [...]

KT to Launch 5G-based Smart Factory Solution in Q3

KT to Launch 5G-based Smart Factory Solution in Q3

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp. said Thursday it will launch an advanced smart factory solution based on its 5G network in the third quarter to raise productivity at local factories. KT said it has been collaborating with local manufacturers and IT solution providers to develop its own smart factory solution, called FactoryMakers, [...]

KT to Build 30,000 5G Network Stations in S. Korea by Early Next Month

KT to Build 30,000 5G Network Stations in S. Korea by Early Next Month

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., one of South Korea’s largest telecommunication companies, said Tuesday that it plans to build 30,000 network stations across the country for its first 5G services, which are slated to kick off early next month. The country’s three main telecommunications companies, including LG Uplus, are set to provide [...]

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 [...]