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Mobile Carriers Boost Efforts in Sustainable Energy

Mobile Carriers Boost Efforts in Sustainable Energy

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom companies are stepping up efforts in sustainable energy projects, as they join the country’s broader push for renewable energy and commit more to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives. Last Monday, top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said it signed a deal with state-backed utility [...]

Telcos Pin Hope on Further 5G Adoption This Year

Telcos Pin Hope on Further 5G Adoption This Year

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are aiming for mass user migration to 5G networks this year after failing to meet their subscriber targets in 2020 amid the pandemic. The country ended last year with a total 11.85 million 5G subscribers, with SK Telecom Co., the country’s largest wireless carrier, leading [...]

AI Takes Center Stage in Telcos’ Tech Drive

AI Takes Center Stage in Telcos’ Tech Drive

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are expanding services integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) technology as they shift focus from telecommunications to find new growth drivers. Last week telecom giant KT Corp. joined hands with Hyundai Home Shopping Network Corp. to establish an AI call center at the retail company’s headquarters [...]

Telcos Likely to Offer Teleconferencing for Free During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

Telcos Likely to Offer Teleconferencing for Free During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile carriers will likely provide videoconference services for free during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, according to industry officials Wednesday, as in-person contact is limited to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the country’s three major telecom operators [...]

Mobile Carriers Push for Online Platforms, Unmanned Stores amid Pandemic

Mobile Carriers Push for Online Platforms, Unmanned Stores amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are launching unmanned stores and expanding their online retail platforms as the COVID-19 pandemic limits in-person contact and accelerates the use of virtual services. KT Corp. said Thursday it launched its first unmanned store equipped with digital kiosks for customers to buy phones and switch [...]

Mobile Carriers Offload Non-core Biz amid New Tech Push

Mobile Carriers Offload Non-core Biz amid New Tech Push

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom operators are divesting their non-core businesses, from baseball to radio communications, amid a shift in the local telecom market toward new tech services. On Tuesday, SK Telecom Co., the country’s largest wireless carrier, said it agreed to sell its baseball franchise SK Wyverns to local retail [...]

Mobile Carriers Eye More 5G Users with Samsung Galaxy S21

Mobile Carriers Eye More 5G Users with Samsung Galaxy S21

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are seeking to boost their growing user base on the latest 5G network with the launch of Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones. The Galaxy S21 series started taking preorders Friday from Samsung and the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., [...]

Mobile Carriers Offer Online Benefits to Cater to Contact-free Demand

Mobile Carriers Offer Online Benefits to Cater to Contact-free Demand

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are taking membership benefits online as the coronavirus is resulting in higher consumption in the contact-free market. SK Telecom Co., for one, is introducing various membership benefits to T Membership, the company’s online membership platform, for a series of contact-free modes of consumption including online [...]