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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 [...]

LG Uplus, China’s Huawei Team up for Internet of Things

LG Uplus, China’s Huawei Team up for Internet of Things

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, said Monday it has teamed up with China’s telecom firm Huawei in commercializing the Internet of Things (IoT) technology.  The move by LG Uplus came less than a month after it joined hands with bigger local rival KT Corp. to jointly [...]

KT, LG Uplus Join Hands to Commercialize Internet of Things

KT, LG Uplus Join Hands to Commercialize Internet of Things

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s second- and third-largest mobile carriers, unveiled a deal Thursday to work together on commercializing the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The IoT technology, which allows everyday appliances to link to the Internet, is seen as one of the major technological developments [...]

Korea Questions Monopolized USIM Distribution of Major Telecom Companies

Korea Questions Monopolized USIM Distribution of Major Telecom Companies

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Green Consumer Network (GCN) pointed out Thursday that Korea’s Big Three telecommunications companies – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – are racking up excessive retail profits by selling USIMs (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) via their own distribution networks.  The GCN analyzed sales and pricing data for smartphone [...]

Huawei Y6 Sales Reach 20,000 Units in S. Korea

Huawei Y6 Sales Reach 20,000 Units in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday its sales of the Huawei Y6 smartphone reached 20,000 units this week, reflecting the country’s rising demand for budget handsets. The better-than-expected sales came around a month after the mobile carrier released the smartphone made by China-based Huawei [...]