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Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The row between South Korean internet provider SK Broadband and social networking giant Facebook continues following reports of connection issues for Facebook users on SK Broadband connections. With the country witnessing for the first time a clash between a foreign content provider and a telecom network over shared broadband network [...]

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Though the South Korean government quashed SK Telecom’s attempt to take over CJ HelloVision, one of Korea’s leading telecommunications companies is still stepping up to shift its strategy to a ‘digital platform’. SK Telecom had proposed acquiring the nation’s largest cable TV operator, CJ HelloVision, and then merge it with [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers’ Takeover Row Boils Over

S. Korean Mobile Carriers’ Takeover Row Boils Over

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In a rare joint publicity stunt, South Korea’s two smaller mobile carriers placed an ad in 29 major newspapers late last month to denounce industry leader SK Telecom Co.‘s push to buy the country’s top cable TV operator. “We request that SK Telecom give up on a harmful acquisition [...]

Pay TV Services to be Diversified: Technical Regulations to be Abolished

Pay TV Services to be Diversified: Technical Regulations to be Abolished

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Various technical regulations that were blocking the diversification of services among pay TV providers such as cable networks (SO) will be moderated. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced that it will be drafting an item on ways to restructure the current regulations. Various technical methods could [...]

SK Broadband Deploys Cisco cBR-8 Converged Cable Access Platform

SK Broadband Deploys Cisco cBR-8 Converged Cable Access Platform

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA and NEW ORLEANS, LA, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo – Cisco today announced plans with SK Broadband to deploy a next-generation converged cable access platform (CCAP) across its national footprint. SK Broadband is a Tier 1 Internet broadband service provider in Korea with five million subscribers. With the DOCSIS [...]

Korean Government Checks Private Sector Cyber Attack Surveillance Systems

Korean Government Checks Private Sector Cyber Attack Surveillance Systems

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – As cyber-attacks such as the breach of the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company’s systems by an unidentified hacker group increase, the South Korean government is stepping up its efforts to check emergency response plans in the private sector. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, [...]

Recent SK Broadband Attack Aims for Access Points

Recent SK Broadband Attack Aims for Access Points

SEOUL, Dec.5 (Korea Bizwire) – The harmless-looking wireless access point has been the main target of the latest security attack. According to industry sources on December 4, the DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack occurred to SK Broadband services on November 29 was a new type of security breach targeting the access point. At the time, the Internet service of [...]