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Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are struggling to survive amid growing competition, with Homeplus set to pull out of the industry later this month. There are fears that Homeplus’s announcement that it was withdrawing its MVNO service Plus Mobile from next month will cause a chain reaction in [...]

KT and Samsung Succeed in Interconnecting 5G Networks, Terminals and Services

KT and Samsung Succeed in Interconnecting 5G Networks, Terminals and Services

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — KT (Korea Telecom) announced on October 27 that it had succeeded in interconnecting 5G demonstration networks with 5G terminals of Samsung Electronics at the main stadium and other sports stadiums designated for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.      ​In addition, a pilot to transmit bulk images through 5G services [...]

Samsung and LG to Raise Subsidies with iPhone 8 Launch Imminent

Samsung and LG to Raise Subsidies with iPhone 8 Launch Imminent

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With the South Korean launch of the iPhone 8 looming, much attention is being paid to how Apple’s latest phone will affect the domestic mobile communication market in Korea. Some anticipate that cutthroat competition will come about surrounding the abolishment of upper limits on subsidies and the newly instituted 25 [...]