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SKT Teams Up with Microsoft to Tap into Big Data Market

SKT Teams Up with Microsoft to Tap into Big Data Market

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Wednesday it will collaborate with U.S. software giant Microsoft for big data solutions to expand its presence in the global market. SK Telecom said it signed a development and global business cooperation agreement with Microsoft in Silicon Valley to [...]

SK Telecom Showcases Smart Office Based on 5G, AI

SK Telecom Showcases Smart Office Based on 5G, AI

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. introduced a smart office based on the 5G network Wednesday, showcasing how the latest ICT technology can empower digital workplaces and enhance productivity. The nation’s top mobile carrier last month opened the smart office in a new skyscraper in downtown Seoul, which adopted cutting-edge technologies, including [...]

SKT, Grab Launch Joint Venture for SE Asian Market

SKT, Grab Launch Joint Venture for SE Asian Market

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it will partner with Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing app, to provide real-time navigation services based on big data. SK Telecom and Grab signed an agreement to establish a joint venture, Grab Geo Holdings, in charge of developing advanced [...]

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SK Broadband to Double Network Size for Netflix Users

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s fixed-line operator SK Broadband Inc. said Monday that it is pushing to increase its network capacity to deal with the growing number of people using services offered by U.S. video streaming platform Netflix. The company is planning to increase its data transfer speed for high-speed networks to [...]

SK Telecom Offers First Live Broadcast of Bosingak Bell-ringing Event Using 5G Network

SK Telecom Offers First Live Broadcast of Bosingak Bell-ringing Event Using 5G Network

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. succeeded in the first live broadcast of the annual Bosingak bell-ringing event using a 5G commercial network on January 1. The live broadcast was 11 minutes long, featuring the New Year countdown, the bell-ringing event and interviews. It was filmed with a smartphone connected to a [...]

S. Korea Launches 5G Alliance for ‘Smart Factories’

S. Korea Launches 5G Alliance for ‘Smart Factories’

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Thursday it will work with information and communication technology companies to apply the 5G network in advanced production lines to create “smart factories.” A smart factory is a key concept in the fourth industrial revolution, and is based on an agile, automated manufacturing environment. [...]

SK Telecom Uses 5G Technology to Create Remote Soccer Lesson Taught by Son Heung-min

SK Telecom Uses 5G Technology to Create Remote Soccer Lesson Taught by Son Heung-min

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Son Heung-min, a South Korean professional footballer playing his trade with Premier League side Tottenham, opened a remote soccer school for elementary school students in South Korea using SK Telecom Co.’s 5G and media technology. SK Telecom revealed the 5GX Dream Project via YouTube and television, where Son makes [...]