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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 [...]

Total Unused Membership Points by Mobile Carriers Balloon to Nearly W200 bln: Report

Total Unused Membership Points by Mobile Carriers Balloon to Nearly W200 bln: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 200 billion won (US$178.2 million) worth of membership points by South Korea’s three mobile carriers went unused and expired over the past six years, a report by Ministry of Science and ICT showed Thursday. A total of 190.5 billion won worth of reward points offered by SK Telecom [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Get Ready for Data-heavy Holiday

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Get Ready for Data-heavy Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are gearing up for the Lunar New Year holiday when data usage spikes along highways, airports and shopping malls, company officials said Saturday. People travel long distances during the holiday season to visit their hometowns, causing heavy traffic jams. Some travel abroad or make trips [...]