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S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched an alliance of leading information and communication technology and construction firms on Wednesday to nurture the “smart home” industry that connects artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to home appliances.  “We can make the world’s leading smart home industry with the combination of our [...]

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp. said Wednesday it has applied a new technology on its long-term evolution (LTE) networks that allows smartphone users to save battery life.  South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier said its research showed the upgrade extended the battery life of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 smartphone by three [...]

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

KT to Have Trial Run of 5G Mobile Network at PyeongChang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, plans to offer a trial service of its fifth-generation (5G) mobile network via self-driving buses and drone deliveries at next year’s Winter Olympics, company officials said Tuesday.  KT is gearing up for the 5G trial service as PyeongChang will [...]

KT Partners with Australian Startup for Mobile Stethoscope

KT Partners with Australian Startup for Mobile Stethoscope

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean telecommunications company KT Corp. announced Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with M3DICINE to incorporate KT’s digital health solutions with the Australian company’s mobile stethoscope as part of a global healthcare project.  Founded in 2015, M3DICINE is planning the commercial launch of Stethee, a [...]

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s big three telecommunication companies – SK Telecom, KT Corp., and LG Uplus – are set to wage battle over the next big thing in the tech industry – artificial intelligence.  SK Telecom began its AI endeavor with NUGU, an AI speaker that connects with smartphones to carry out [...]

LG Group, KT Announce Withdrawal of Membership from FKI

LG Group, KT Announce Withdrawal of Membership from FKI

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Group and KT Corp. on Tuesday announced their withdrawal of membership from the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), becoming two of the first major conglomerates to do so following the influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil. The announcements came after the FKI, [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Disease

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s health authorities and one of the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration on Wednesday to monitor and further prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and LG Uplus Co., the authorities will provide information [...]