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S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched an alliance of leading information and communication technology and construction firms on Wednesday to nurture the “smart home” industry that connects artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to home appliances.  “We can make the world’s leading smart home industry with the combination of our [...]

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom has partnered with The Pokémon Company for a joint marketing venture, temporarily offering a zero-rating on Pokémon GO until June.  This means that players will not be charged for mobile data that they use while playing the AR game, although officials said data [...]

SK Telecom’s Travelling ICT Experience Center ‘T.um Mobile’ Goes to Barcelona

SK Telecom’s Travelling ICT Experience Center ‘T.um Mobile’ Goes to Barcelona

Seoul, Korea, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it will bring T.um Mobile, a travelling ICT museum, to Barcelona to provide Spanish children with the chance to experience cutting-edge technologies. T.um Mobile will be opened as part of the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) Barcelona at Fira Montjuic, from February 27 [...]

SK Telecom Announces Successful Transcontinental Network Slicing

SK Telecom Announces Successful Transcontinental Network Slicing

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom said Wednesday it successfully developed and demonstrated joint network slicing with its German and Swedish partners, a new means of connectivity based on 5G roaming that creates multiple virtual networks from a single physical network.  Deutsche Telecom and Ericsson were the partners in the trial test of [...]

SK Telecom Completes Deployment of LTE-R for Busan Subway

SK Telecom Completes Deployment of LTE-R for Busan Subway

Seoul, Korea, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it, together with Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC), has deployed the world’s first LTE-R, a standard for the next-generation railway communication system, on Busan Subway Line 1. Since entering a contract for the deployment of LTE-R with BTC in August 2015, SK Telecom [...]

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

Telecom Big Three Battle over AI Personal Assistants

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s big three telecommunication companies – SK Telecom, KT Corp., and LG Uplus – are set to wage battle over the next big thing in the tech industry – artificial intelligence.  SK Telecom began its AI endeavor with NUGU, an AI speaker that connects with smartphones to carry out [...]

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

Sale of SK Telecom’s AI Devices Topped 40,000: Watchers

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. sold more than 40,000 units of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) home assistant service in four months, market watchers said Monday.  The service, called NUGU, which means “who” in Korean, is the advanced voice recognition butler service that allows users to control [...]

SK Telecom to Invest 5 Tln Won in AI, Internet of Things

SK Telecom to Invest 5 Tln Won in AI, Internet of Things

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it will spend 5 trillion won (US$4.2 billion) over the next three years to develop technology and services in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things.  The AI wave and Internet of Things, which aims to connect objects [...]