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Lunar New Year Holiday Witness More People Staying Indoors

Lunar New Year Holiday Witness More People Staying Indoors

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of consumers stayed indoors and enjoyed home entertainment over the Lunar New Year holiday. KT Corp., major South Korean telecommunications giant, analyzed the usage patterns of its artificial intelligence (AI) speaker Giga Genie, which showed that the speaker’s usage rose by 37.7 percent during the holidays [...]

KT Tests Standalone 5G on Commercial Network

KT Tests Standalone 5G on Commercial Network

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Wednesday it has started testing standalone 5G on its commercial network in its latest push for 5G technology. Currently, South Korean mobile carriers operate the non-standalone version of the latest generation network, requiring support from the previous 4G LTE network. [...]

KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s telecommunications giant, announced Thursday the introduction of a new artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics-based digital service for all 190 guest rooms at Daegu Marriott Hotel. KT AI Hotel is a contact-free service that allows hotel guests to control the lights, home appliances, music, and hail [...]

Mobile Carriers Consolidate Tech Biz for New Growth Drivers

Mobile Carriers Consolidate Tech Biz for New Growth Drivers

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are merging their tech subsidiaries and consolidating new businesses to boost synergy as they search for new growth drivers beyond their telecommunication operations. Telecom giant KT Corp. announced it will merge its digital content distribution and television commerce subsidiary KT Hitel Co. and its mobile [...]