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Busan International Film Festival Offers Virtual Reality-Supported Viewing Experience

Busan International Film Festival Offers Virtual Reality-Supported Viewing Experience

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Telecommunications giant KT announced on September 12 that it has teamed up with virtual reality content producer Barunson to hold a VR screening room at this year’s Busan International Film Festival. Titled ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’, the screening room will show 23 short films. The daily schedule runs from [...]

Telecoms Giants SKT, LG, KT Launch Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Telecoms Giants SKT, LG, KT Launch Samsung Galaxy Note 8

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of uniform clad firefighters were present at 8 a.m. at SK Telecom’s main office building in Seoul on September 15. Decked out in their representative orange, the eight members of the Jungbu Fire Station were on site to receive special prizes and gifts as “winners” of an [...]

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

  SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A fifth-generation self-driving bus is set to be unveiled in October in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympics. With less than 150 days left until one of the world’s biggest sporting events kicks off in the northeastern part of South Korea, the Ministry of Science [...]

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a South Korean broadband Internet and mobile phone company, said Friday it has joined forces with Nokia Corp. to further develop the technology for a commercial use of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network. KT said its head Hwang Chang-kyu and his counterpart Nokia President and CEO Rajeev [...]

Seoul’s Seocho District to Open Artificial Intelligence Research Center in October

Seoul’s Seocho District to Open Artificial Intelligence Research Center in October

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – News broke on August 20 that an R&D center devoted to artificial intelligence (AI) research will open its doors this coming October in Seoul’s Seocho District. The facility will be housed on four floors at the Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations building located in the Umyeon neighborhood. Major players [...]

Seoul’s Subway System Attracts International Plaudits

Seoul’s Subway System Attracts International Plaudits

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s subway system continues to receive praise from international media outlets over a number of features including its efficient payment system and wide internet coverage. Seoul Metro said on Sunday that TripAdvisor, one of the largest international travel websites, recommended its users last year to take the subway if they [...]

Coca-Cola, KT Named Sustainability Partners for PyeongChang 2018

Coca-Cola, KT Named Sustainability Partners for PyeongChang 2018

SEOUL, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Coca-Cola and KT have been named the first sustainability partners for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the event’s organizers said Monday. The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee noted that Coca-Cola is undertaking a water quality project in the PyeongChang area, and that KT, PyeongChang’s local telecommunications partner, is seeking to [...]

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A consortium led by telecom giant KT Corp. will monitor and combat infectious diseases in real-time by using big data, the company said Friday. The consortium was selected by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish the big data system for monitoring and surveillance of the [...]

BC Card to Adopt Blockchain Technology for Improved Productivity

BC Card to Adopt Blockchain Technology for Improved Productivity

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean credit card company BC Card is adopting KT’s blockchain-based electronic signature capture system (ESC), a world’s first, which could slash the time spent processing electronic signatures by up to 70 percent. The collaboration between the South Korean telecom giant and BC Card will see the blockchain technology, which [...]