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Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the business appetite for cloud and remote work services grows amid the pandemic, South Korean telecom operators are expanding artificial intelligence (AI) services to help companies cope with the shift to new technologies. While the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus [...]

Mobile Carriers Set for Robust Q3 Earnings on Increased 5G Subscribers

Mobile Carriers Set for Robust Q3 Earnings on Increased 5G Subscribers

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are tipped to post improved earnings in the third quarter this year on the back of increased 5G subscribers, analysts said Friday. The combined operating profits of the country’s three major telecom operators — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — are [...]

Mobile Carriers Step Up Partnerships for Future Mobility Services

Mobile Carriers Step Up Partnerships for Future Mobility Services

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As the global transport sector braces for future mobility services like flying taxis, South Korean telecom operators are strengthening partnerships with both auto giants and startups alike to join the industry shift. Major local carriers have emerged as key players in the transport shake-up as network infrastructure and technology [...]

Telcos Expand Digital Health Care Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Expand Digital Health Care Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are racing to develop digital health care services, industry officials said Monday, as demand for remote personalized services grows amid the pandemic. The country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus Corp. — have recently joined hands with local health [...]

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, mobile carriers are scrambling to launch so-called ‘untact’ O4O (online-for-offline) platforms. In July, South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. launched ‘T-world Friends’, a web page dedicated to logistics network management for affiliated stores struggling with a recent plunge in revenue. [...]

Telcos Going Increasingly ‘Contactless’ amid Pandemic

Telcos Going Increasingly ‘Contactless’ amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are joining others to go “contactless” in their business by reducing face-to-face services for customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Friday. With the COVID-19 outbreak spurring a stay-at-home trend, telecom operators are eager to serve their customers remotely. KT Corp., the country’s No. [...]

Top 3 Mobile Carriers Develop System to Prevent Service Interruptions During Emergencies

Top 3 Mobile Carriers Develop System to Prevent Service Interruptions During Emergencies

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphone users will be able to make phone calls, send texts and use mobile messenger KakaoTalk even when a certain emergency situation takes down a mobile carrier by using a mobile network from a different service provider. The Ministry of Science and ICT, jointly with the nation’s three mobile [...]

Mobile Carriers Tipped to Deliver Robust Q2 Earnings on Expanded 5G Presence

Mobile Carriers Tipped to Deliver Robust Q2 Earnings on Expanded 5G Presence

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major mobile carriers are expected to report improved bottom lines in the second quarter on the back of a rise in subscribers to 5G network services amid the pandemic, analysts said Saturday. The combined net profits of the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT [...]

Mobile Carriers Release QR Code Entry Log on ID App to Fight Virus’ Spread

Mobile Carriers Release QR Code Entry Log on ID App to Fight Virus’ Spread

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major mobile carriers said Wednesday their joint mobile authentication application now provides a QR code-based entry log for visitors to establishments with a high risk of COVID-19 infection, joining efforts by other tech companies to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. The three carriers — SK [...]