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Telecom Operators Look for “Cash Cow” Content for 5G Service

Telecom Operators Look for “Cash Cow” Content for 5G Service

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With 5G telecommunications technology to be implemented starting next year, telecom operators are looking far and wide for “killer” content to be featured on their platforms in a bid to entice consumers to make the switch to 5G service. The most viable content options thus far are gaming and [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) --KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, will launch a virtual reality service on Internet protocol television by the end of the year, its CEO said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in the growing business. Hwang Chang-gyu made the announcement in a meeting [...]

KT Teams Up with Intel, Qwilt for 5G Service

KT Teams Up with Intel, Qwilt for 5G Service

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp. said Wednesday it has partnered with the U.S. chip giant Intel Corp. to develop an ecosystem for high-end fifth-generation (5G) technology. South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier will cooperate in delivering innovative solutions for 5G with a foundation of Intel architecture, according to the company’s press release. [...]

KT Offers Discount for Foreign Visitors

KT Offers Discount for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-biggest wireless services provider, said Friday it will provide discounts on SIM cards and WiFi services to foreigners visiting the country. Foreign travelers can receive a discount of up to 50 percent on KT’s mobile roaming services when ordering from the company’s English website by [...]

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, on Tuesday showcased a new commercial network using blockchain technology for the first time in the world. The company said it also plans to apply its blockchain technology into new emerging businesses, such as energy management and identity authentication. The KT Network [...]

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, said Wednesday it will provide its artificial intelligence (AI) assistant platform to a hotel in Seoul. GiGA Genie Hotel — an advanced voice recognition butler service that allows hotel room guests to control lighting or use various concierge services — will [...]

KT to Showcase 5G Technology at MWC Shanghai

KT to Showcase 5G Technology at MWC Shanghai

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, said Tuesday that it plans to showcase high-end fifth-generation (5G) technology during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018. The South Korean company said it will operate a booth along with the Global System for Mobile Communications, an association that supports mobile operators, [...]

KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

WONJU, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, showcased a new emergency platform today that utilizes an unmanned aircraft and a drone to find survivors of natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies. The “Skyship” platform revealed at KT Corporation’s Wonju Campus includes an unmanned aircraft, a command, control & communications [...]