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Mobile Carriers Beef Up VR Content amid 5G Expansion

Mobile Carriers Beef Up VR Content amid 5G Expansion

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major mobile carriers are beefing up their virtually reality (VR) content and related services, industry insiders said Saturday, as they aim to attract more customers amid their 5G expansion. The three — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — commercialized 5G telecommunication last [...]

Coronavirus Hits Mobile Carriers’ Launch Ceremonies for Galaxy S20

Coronavirus Hits Mobile Carriers’ Launch Ceremonies for Galaxy S20

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are moving to cancel launch ceremonies for Samsung Electronics Co.’s new Galaxy S20 smartphone amid the coronavirus scare, industry sources said Thursday. South Korea’s top mobile phone operator SK Telecom Co. and No. 2 industry player KT Corp. had originally planned to hold launch ceremonies [...]

Mobile Carriers Boost Marketing for Children Ahead of New School Season

Mobile Carriers Boost Marketing for Children Ahead of New School Season

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major mobile carriers are rolling out various marketing programs targeting children, industry insiders said Sunday, as they aim to secure their future customers ahead of the new academic year. The mobile carriers unveiled new promotions and mobile phone products for kids this month, hoping they can win [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Expand Indoor 5G Access

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Expand Indoor 5G Access

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The three major mobile carriers in South Korea are scrambling to install indoor telecommunications equipment to enable the use of 5G networks in buildings later this year. Since becoming the world’s first to successfully commercialize 5G services, the three mobile carriers have been focusing on expanding the network to [...]

Consortium Launches Blockchain-based Digital ID in S. Korea

Consortium Launches Blockchain-based Digital ID in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of major tech companies and financial institutions have joined hands to launch a blockchain-based digital identity platform available on smartphones to provide a trustworthy and secure solution, they said Sunday. Samsung Electronics Co., three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — [...]

Focus of 5G Race Shifts from being ‘First’ to ‘Best’

Focus of 5G Race Shifts from being ‘First’ to ‘Best’

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that South Korea has won the much-coveted crown of the world’s “first” to launch 5G commercial service, it is time to improve the service’s quality and create lucrative business models to lead the way in the global 5G race, market watchers said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S10 [...]