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Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are struggling to survive amid growing competition, with Homeplus set to pull out of the industry later this month. There are fears that Homeplus’s announcement that it was withdrawing its MVNO service Plus Mobile from next month will cause a chain reaction in [...]

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Inc. said Wednesday it has successfully provided a live-stream of a baseball game through its latest technology equivalent to the fifth-generation (5G) network. The mobile carrier said the high-resolution broadcast of the game was delivered through what it calls the 4.5-generation [...]

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 [...]

IoT Subscribers Surpass 6 mln in S. Korea

IoT Subscribers Surpass 6 mln in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of subscribers to Internet-of-Things (IoT) services in South Korea is presumed to have surpassed the 6 million mark last month, government data showed Wednesday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the number of South Koreans using IoT-related services came [...]

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 [...]