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KT to Develop Companion Robot for Children and Elderly

KT to Develop Companion Robot for Children and Elderly

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Thursday it has signed an agreement with Kakao Corp.’s telecom unit Stage Five to develop an artificial intelligence-powered companion robot targeting children and the elderly. Under the agreement, also signed by Taiwan-based Nuwa Robotics Corp. and the nongovernmental organization Ashoka [...]

KT Corporation Deploys Infinera Solution for Nationwide Backbone Network

KT Corporation Deploys Infinera Solution for Nationwide Backbone Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that KT Corporation (KT), South Korea’s largest telecommunications company and formerly Korea Telecom, deployed the Infinera 7300 Series Multi-haul Transport Platform in its national backbone network to support a nationwide rollout of 5G services. KT selected the 7300 platform to provide a scalable [...]

Subscription to Mobile Services Now Possible Using a Digital Driver’s License

Subscription to Mobile Services Now Possible Using a Digital Driver’s License

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, said Thursday that subscription to its mobile services will be possible using a PASS Mobile Driver’s License instead of a physical ID card. The PASS Mobile Driver’s License is an app-based service that enables users to register their driver’s license in [...]

KT Q2 Net Up on Reduced Costs, Robust Non-mobile Biz

KT Q2 Net Up on Reduced Costs, Robust Non-mobile Biz

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. said Friday its second-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent from the previous year on the back of reduced costs amid the pandemic and growing demand for its non-mobile services. Net income reached 207.6 billion won (US$174.7 million) in the April-June period, compared with [...]

Netflix Set to Further Boost Presence in S. Korea via Partnership with KT

Netflix Set to Further Boost Presence in S. Korea via Partnership with KT

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming giant Netflix Inc. may further boost its presence in South Korea as its subscribers will have more access to the service through its partnership with local telecom operator KT Corp. KT said Friday it will start offering Netflix’s service on its pay TV platform, with KT’s Olleh [...]

KT Develops 5G Mobile Edge Computing Standard with Global Telcos

KT Develops 5G Mobile Edge Computing Standard with Global Telcos

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. said Thursday it has developed guidelines for 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) technology with five global partners. The 5G Future Forum, an alliance of major telecommunications firms on network solutions, has confirmed the specifications and standards of 5G MEC, KT said. The collaborative [...]

KT Joins Hands with Local Partners for Smart Hospital Solutions

KT Joins Hands with Local Partners for Smart Hospital Solutions

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier, said Wednesday it has teamed up with the country’s top industrial robot maker and a major general hospital to develop advanced medical solutions. Under the partnership with Asan Medical Center and Hyundai Robotics Co., KT will develop contactless medical services, such [...]

KT to Provide Car Infotainment Services to Renault Samsung Vehicles

KT to Provide Car Infotainment Services to Renault Samsung Vehicles

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s telecommunications giant, said Thursday it will introduce in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors Corp. vehicles set to be released this year. The service will provide in-car infotainment, such as weather reports and music or podcast streaming, through an internal communications device installed in new [...]