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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 [...]

SK Telecom Snatches Back Top Spot from KT in 5G Subscribers

SK Telecom Snatches Back Top Spot from KT in 5G Subscribers

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co. rapidly increased the number of its 5G subscribers in May with aggressive marketing for new smartphones, regaining a leading market position in the next-generation mobile network, government data showed Tuesday. SK Telecom’s 5G users numbered 319,976 as of the end of May, gaining 5.7 percentage points [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom Join Hands for 6G R&D

Samsung, SK Telecom Join Hands for 6G R&D

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. said Tuesday they have agreed to work together to upgrade the performance of the commercial 5G network and develop technologies related to 6G. Samsung, which provides end-to-end 5G solutions ranging from modems and chipsets to smartphones, has been providing its equipment to [...]

SK Telecom Signs MOUs with Nokia, Ericsson on 6G R&D

SK Telecom Signs MOUs with Nokia, Ericsson on 6G R&D

SEOUL, Jun. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Sunday it has agreed with two European telecom equipment makers to work together to upgrade the performance of the commercial 5G network and develop technologies related to 6G. South Korea’s leading mobile carrier signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Finnish firm Nokia on Wednesday and [...]

5G Guard Drones to Combat Illegal Drones and Terrorism

5G Guard Drones to Combat Illegal Drones and Terrorism

BUSAN, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., jointly with Busan’s Silla University, the 53rd Infantry Division of the ROK Army, and Hanbit Drone Inc., a drone solution firm, tested a newly developed system to counter illegal drones on Thursday. SK Telecom explained that it is South Korea’s first system ever created to detect, identify, track, [...]