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LG Uplus Joins Hands with U.S. Broadcaster ABC

LG Uplus Joins Hands with U.S. Broadcaster ABC

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Inc. said Wednesday it has clinched a deal with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) to distribute the U.S. broadcasters’ programs through mobile platforms. Under the plan, LG Uplus will offer various ABC programs to its subscribers, including “Good Morning America,” “World [...]

Pay TV Services to be Diversified: Technical Regulations to be Abolished

Pay TV Services to be Diversified: Technical Regulations to be Abolished

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Various technical regulations that were blocking the diversification of services among pay TV providers such as cable networks (SO) will be moderated. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced that it will be drafting an item on ways to restructure the current regulations. Various technical methods could [...]

American TV Shows Popular with LG U+ Subscribers

American TV Shows Popular with LG U+ Subscribers

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – LG U+ has announced that two American TV series from NBC Universal, which it recently started showing in Korea, have already exceeded 1.5 million views in one month. LG U+ started to provide its viewers with ‘Heroes Season 5: Reborn’ and ’12 Monkeys’ in mid-September. NBC Universal is a [...]

LG Uplus Rolls Out IoT-Equipped Devices for Pets

LG Uplus Rolls Out IoT-Equipped Devices for Pets

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. said Monday it has rolled out pet-care devices equipped with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, allowing owners to feed their animals from long distance. The company said its Pet Station can provide meals to pets at pre-set times, allowing owners to leave [...]

Mobile Carriers to Start Preorders for iPhone 6s

Mobile Carriers to Start Preorders for iPhone 6s

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea’s three mobile carriers plan to start preorders for the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this week, industry sources said Sunday, a move that may cause a dent in sales of high-end models from local brands Samsung and LG. SK Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus will begin preorders Monday, ahead of the official release slated for Friday at both online and offline [...]

Korean Government Checks Private Sector Cyber Attack Surveillance Systems

Korean Government Checks Private Sector Cyber Attack Surveillance Systems

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – As cyber-attacks such as the breach of the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company’s systems by an unidentified hacker group increase, the South Korean government is stepping up its efforts to check emergency response plans in the private sector. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, [...]

LG Uplus Rolls out “Uplus Board” Converging Fashion into Telecommunications

LG Uplus Rolls out “Uplus Board” Converging Fashion into Telecommunications

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – With an integrated technology of fashion and telecommunications, a groundbreaking change is expected in cloth purchasing patterns in which customers try on at shops and buy them.  LG Uplus announced on June 12 that it has introduced “Uplus Board” the first such attempt in the fashion industry that combines [...]

LG UPlus Provides Personalized Food Mapping Service

LG UPlus Provides Personalized Food Mapping Service

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphone extends its reach of personal assistance features to making “personalized suggestions” of where to eat, in particular when finding out a gourmet restaurant for a special occasion. LG UPlus, one of Korea’s top three wireless carriers, has announced on May 13 that it has added a food map service to its [...]