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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 [...]

Fines for Mobile Carriers That Do Not Warn Customers About ‘Mobile Mileage’

Fines for Mobile Carriers That Do Not Warn Customers About ‘Mobile Mileage’

SEOUL, Mar. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Mobile carriers that fail to inform their customers about ‘mobile mileage’ will now be fined. The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT announced that new legislation will soon take effect that will hold carriers accountable for any actions in which they fail to inform their customers about ‘mobile [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Battle for 5G Lead at MWC

S. Korean Mobile Carriers to Battle for 5G Lead at MWC

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The battle for 5G leadership is heating up among South Korean mobile carriers ahead of MWC Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile trade show set to opens its doors later this month. Following the launch of 5G services for enterprises in December, South Korean telecommunications companies have been jacking up [...]