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SK Telecom Rolls Out Mobile App-based DNA Test Service

SK Telecom Rolls Out Mobile App-based DNA Test Service

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Monday it has released a mobile app-based DNA testing service in partnership with bio firm Macrogen Inc. and the mobile carrier’s joint venture Invites Healthcare Co., expanding its involvement in the digital health care sector. The subscription-based service, named care8 [...]

SK Telecom Launches Cloud Gaming Service with Microsoft

SK Telecom Launches Cloud Gaming Service with Microsoft

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it launched a cloud gaming service in partnership with Microsoft Corp., joining other telecom operators to compete for the growing local cloud gaming market. The mobile carrier’s 5GX Cloud Game service is powered by Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, [...]

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SK Telecom Launches New ‘Untact’ O4O Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, mobile carriers are scrambling to launch so-called ‘untact’ O4O (online-for-offline) platforms. In July, South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. launched ‘T-world Friends’, a web page dedicated to logistics network management for affiliated stores struggling with a recent plunge in revenue. [...]

SK Telecom Joins Hands with Samsung, Intel, HPE for Virtualization of 5G Network

SK Telecom Joins Hands with Samsung, Intel, HPE for Virtualization of 5G Network

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Thursday it has joined hands with global partners for commercialization of the 5G virtual network. Under the partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) and Intel Corp., SK Telecom will take part in the 5G network virtualization [...]

SK Telecom Delivers Galaxy Note 20 via Drive-through Event

SK Telecom Delivers Galaxy Note 20 via Drive-through Event

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. on Thursday delivered Samsung Electronics Co.’s new Galaxy Note 20 phones via a drive-through station, taking a cue from the country’s drive-through coronavirus test centers, to reduce risks of infections. Around 20 customers who pre-ordered the device arrived in taxis for [...]

SKT to Offer AI Courses at South Korean Universities

SKT to Offer AI Courses at South Korean Universities

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. announced Monday that it will offer regular courses for colleges starring company staff with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) technology teaching AI theories and business cases. Sixteen universities in South Korea, including Seoul National University and Korea University, currently incorporate AI as part of their school [...]

SK Telecom to Introduce ‘Drive-thru’ System for Galaxy Note 20 Launch

SK Telecom to Introduce ‘Drive-thru’ System for Galaxy Note 20 Launch

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. plans to hold an event to celebrate Samsung Electronics Co.’s new phablet Galaxy Note 20 debut via a ‘drive-thru’ service. On Thursday morning, a day before the Galaxy Note 20’s official pre-order opening, a preliminary event will be held at Bitplex [...]

SK Telecom Q2 Net Surges on Increased Equity Gains, Rise in 5G Users

SK Telecom Q2 Net Surges on Increased Equity Gains, Rise in 5G Users

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 66.8 percent from a year earlier due to increased equity gains and improved mobile business. Net income reached 432.2 billion won (US$365.1 million) in the April-June period, compared with 259.1 billion won the previous [...]