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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 [...]

Companies Shut Down Computers to Prevent Overtime

Companies Shut Down Computers to Prevent Overtime

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s onerous corporate culture is slowly making progress.  LG Uplus, one of the three major telecommunications companies in Korea, became the first IT company to implement a “PC-off” policy.  As the name suggests, the policy forcibly shuts down all access to employee computers at 6:30 p.m. sharp, 30 minutes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Huawei Launches First Premium Smartphone amid Skepticism

Huawei Launches First Premium Smartphone amid Skepticism

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Huawei is joining hands with Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus for the official introduction of its latest premium smartphone variants, the P9 and P9 Plus. The phones, for which prices have yet to be revealed, will hit the local market exclusively via LG Uplus on December 2, Huawei said [...]