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KT Aims 5G Commercial Launch in March 2019

KT Aims 5G Commercial Launch in March 2019

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. announced Thursday that it will start commercial operations of its fifth-generation (5G) mobile network in March 2019. KT said its goal is to provide “perfect 5G” service by building a nationwide infrastructure so faster and more stable data processing, far exceeding the capacity of the existing 4G network, or long-term evolution (LTE), will be [...]

5G Mobile Technology Takes Center Stage at PyeongChang Olympics

5G Mobile Technology Takes Center Stage at PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — From 5G networks and virtual reality to live 4K broadcasts, cutting-edge technology has become a mainstay of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Games last Friday was a monumental showcase of 5G mobile technology, starting from a carefully orchestrated eye-opening drone show to a giant [...]

Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

DAEJEON, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study suggests that mobile traffic in South Korea will increase tenfold over the next six years amid growing demand for high quality video streaming services. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday a number of projections concerning telecom providers and data usage in the coming [...]

More Customers Abandon MVNOs for SKT, KT, LG Uplus

More Customers Abandon MVNOs for SKT, KT, LG Uplus

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With the three major telecom operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus closing the gap in affordable pricing for phones and rate plans since last September, South Korea’s mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are increasingly losing customers while simultaneously failing to attract new users. Unlike the triumvirate of traditional [...]