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SK Telecom, Shinsegae Join Hands on Future Retail Model

SK Telecom, Shinsegae Join Hands on Future Retail Model

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Tuesday it will collaborate with retail giant Shinsegae to develop a next-generation retail business model based on 5G and an advanced ICT platform. SK Telecom and Shinsegae I&C Co., Shinsegae’s IT subsidiary, signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a new [...]

AR Formation Steals Show at SK Wyverns Home Opener

AR Formation Steals Show at SK Wyverns Home Opener

INCHEON, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, when the opening game of the Korean professional baseball league was held between SK Wyverns and KT Wiz at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, a flying dragon, which symbolizes the Wyverns, appeared on the world largest electronic scoreboard, ‘Big Board’. The imaginary creature, a flying dragon, [...]

SK Telecom Applies Quantum Cryptography for 5G Security

SK Telecom Applies Quantum Cryptography for 5G Security

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Monday it will apply quantum cryptography technology in its 5G network to ensure security of its operations. Quantum-safe technology encrypts transmitted data using special quantum keys, which prevents interception or theft, minimizing the various risks caused by hackers. SK Telecom said [...]

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SK Telecom and Coactus Introduce Taxi App for Drivers with Hearing Disabilities

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. (SKT), in collaboration with Coactus Ltd., a South Korean social firm, released a “T map Taxi” application specially designed for cab drivers with hearing disabilities on Thursday. The new application notifies the driver of incoming ride requests via a blinking lamp and allows the driver to [...]

SK Telecom Completes Network Test of Samsung’s 5G Smartphone

SK Telecom Completes Network Test of Samsung’s 5G Smartphone

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it has successfully completed the network test of Samsung Electronics Co.’s first 5G smartphone in the runup to its launch next month. SK Telecom said its dual connectivity technology, which combines 5G and 4G LTE mobile networks, will deliver up [...]

SK Telecom to Partner with Singtel in OTT Business: Sources

SK Telecom to Partner with Singtel in OTT Business: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom giant SK Telecom Co. is pushing to team up with Singapore’s Singtel to mutually invest in their over-the-top (OTT) subsidiaries, industry sources in Seoul said Sunday. The partnership, which is currently under discussion, enables Singtel to invest in SK’s Telecom’s OTT video service OKSUSU and Pooq, [...]

SK Telecom Goes for AR to Take Full Advantage of 5G

SK Telecom Goes for AR to Take Full Advantage of 5G

BARCELONA, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. will expand investment in augmented reality (AR) gear and content to offer a new level of media experiences to users of upcoming 5G networks, its chief executive said Monday. Park Jung-ho, CEO of South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, said his company has been negotiating with major [...]

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

BARCELONA, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. and Comcast Spectacor on Monday agreed to establish an esports joint venture tasked with global team operation, content development and marketing to cash in on the fast growing entertainment segment. South Korea’s leading mobile carrier and U.S. media and entertainment giant Comcast’s professional sports unit signed [...]