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Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s mobile carriers are keeping a watchful eye on possible moves by the government to cut subscription costs for telecom services that will impact their earnings, industry watchers said Sunday. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning will hold a session with the State Affairs Planning Advisory [...]

Government Inches Towards Scrapping Basic Monthly Mobile Fee

Government Inches Towards Scrapping Basic Monthly Mobile Fee

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile carriers are bracing for a possible shake-up of phone bills, as the government inches towards scrapping what are known as basic charges, fees that have been a key driver of profits for telecom companies in the past. After years of criticism and complaints, pressure from newly-elected [...]

Mobile Carriers Appeal to Children in Commercials

Mobile Carriers Appeal to Children in Commercials

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom providers are concentrating on children in their latest commercials, a new marketing focus that differs from strategies employed in the past. Traditionally, parents who have purchasing power have always been the main target audience for mobile providers in South Korea, until recently when companies began making [...]

Government Committed to Slashing Phone Bills for Socially Marginalized

Government Committed to Slashing Phone Bills for Socially Marginalized

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The newly elected Moon Jae-in administration has reaffirmed its stance on cutting mobile phone bills for the socially marginalized in South Korea. In a business meeting with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) held today, Lee Gae-ho from the advisory committee for government planning said reducing [...]

ZTE Seeks to Expand Presence in S. Korean Market

ZTE Seeks to Expand Presence in S. Korean Market

SEOUL, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — China-based tech manufacturer ZTE Corp. is gradually expanding its presence in the South Korean market by joining forces with local companies, industry watchers said Wednesday. There are currently three ZTE-manufactured devices being sold in South Korea, including the LINE Friends smartphone released through KT Corp., the country’s No. 2 [...]

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – As Moon Jae-in was sworn into office as the 19th president of South Korea earlier this week, a pledge made during his campaign to scrap what is widely known as minimum phone bill charges has come back into the spotlight, a policy many voters viewed favorably amid a record high [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities and the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration Thursday to monitor and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., the authorities will [...]