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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 [...]

Mobile Number Portability Hits 13-year Low in 2018

Mobile Number Portability Hits 13-year Low in 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans who switched their mobile carriers reached a 13-year low in 2018 due to weaker subsidy competition, industry data showed Wednesday. The country’s three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — and budget carriers posted a combined 5.67 million [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are expanding their release of content targeting children users through their artificial intelligence platforms, industry watchers said Monday, as the IT industry for younger consumers is anticipated to continue to grow sharply down the road. The country’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. currently provides [...]

Mobile Carriers Criticize Finnish Report Stating S. Korean Mobile Data Most Expensive

Mobile Carriers Criticize Finnish Report Stating S. Korean Mobile Data Most Expensive

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Mobile carriers have issued criticism of the methodology through which the Finnish consulting firm Rewheel gathered the data for its Digital Fuel Monitor report, which singled out South Korea for having the heftiest smartphone data fees among 41 countries. The report, released on December 1, examined the prices set [...]