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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 [...]

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecom giant KT has opened an agricultural drone school in South Jeolla Province in the hopes of helping the farming community. KT’s ‘Giga Island Drone School’ opened at an experience center on Imja Island in Sinan County yesterday, featuring a number of facilities including a workshop and a simulation room, [...]

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Facebook Inc. is willing to negotiate with South Korea’s telecommunications providers over sharing the cost of maintaining the speed of its data traffic services, the company’s vice president said Wednesday. Since 2016, the U.S. social networking giant has been in dispute with SK Broadband Co. and LG Uplus after refusing to pay for a cache server that [...]

‘5G Technology Village’ Opens in Pyeongchang

‘5G Technology Village’ Opens in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A secluded town in Pyeongchang has been revamped as a ‘5G technology village’ where Olympics-goers from all over the world will be able to experience next-generation innovations. According to official PyeongChang Olympics sponsor KT, the world’s first village equipped with 5G networks opened in Daegwallyeong on Wednesday, in the presence [...]