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SK Telecom to Supply 5G Network Tech to Japan’s Rakuten

SK Telecom to Supply 5G Network Tech to Japan’s Rakuten

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. will supply its fifth-generation (5G) network solutions to Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc., industry sources said Friday, as South Korea’s top mobile carrier expands its presence in the sector. SK Telecom will export its 5G network designs, optimized communication quality solutions for 5G, 5G antennas, and [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. have agreed to develop 8K televisions based on 5G networks to diversify content available on the top-end resolution TVs, they said Sunday. 8K TVs offer four times the number of pixels as 4K screens, and 5G is the ultra-fast wireless network that [...]

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Wednesday it has agreed with U.S. IT giant Microsoft Corp. to launch a test-run of a new cloud-based gaming platform utilizing the fifth-generation (5G) network here. The project will pave the way for gamers to play high-quality titles without having [...]

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SK Telecom Q2 Operating Profits Slip 7 pct on 5G Spending

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Friday its operating profit fell due to increased spending for 5G service marketing and infrastructure buildup. Its operating earnings came to 322.8 billion won (US$270.7 million) in the April-June period, a 6.9-percent fall from a year ago, the nation’s leading mobile carrier said in a [...]

AI Speaker ‘Emotional Conversation’ Services Popular Among Solitary Senior Citizens

AI Speaker ‘Emotional Conversation’ Services Popular Among Solitary Senior Citizens

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has revealed that senior citizens who live alone tend to engage in ‘emotional talks’ with artificial intelligence (AI) speakers, where the speaker answers statements like “I am tired” or “How are you feeling?”, three times more often than others. SK Telecom Co. analyzed the pattern of [...]