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Seoul’s Candelight Protests an Economic Boon to Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul’s Candelight Protests an Economic Boon to Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The business district surrounding Gwanghwamun Station, ground zero for 2017′s massive candlelight vigils that played a major role in impeaching former president Park Geun-hye, was found to have profited immensely from the protests. On January 3, SK Telecom cited the findings of its in-house research institute Geovision and revealed [...]

SK Telecom Stalling on Gov’t Plans to Lower Phone Bills

SK Telecom Stalling on Gov’t Plans to Lower Phone Bills

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government and the nation’s leading telecom company, SK Telecom, are having trouble seeing eye-to-eye on the mandate to reduce the cost of phone bills. On November 8, the two sides concluded negotiations over wholesale prices of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) – low-cost mobile service providers. [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

Samsung, SK Telecom Links 4G, 5G Networks for First Time

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. on Thursday demonstrated the communication between fourth-generation and fifth-generation networks for the first time in the industry, the companies said. The South Korean tech giant and the country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said they successfully made communications between the long-term evolution (LTE) [...]

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it successfully tested its self-driving automobile on the highway, taking a step closer toward the development of a full autonomous vehicle. South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier said its self-driving automobile ran 26 kilometers earlier in the day with an average speed of 47 [...]

SK Telecom’s T Map Navigation System and “NUGU” Aritificial Intelligence Combine to Form Talking GPS

SK Telecom’s T Map Navigation System and “NUGU” Aritificial Intelligence Combine to Form Talking GPS

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom announced that it would be hosting a general meeting at its Seoul headquarters on September 7 to present its latest product, the AI-integrated navigation system T Map x NUGU. The pre-NUGU supported T Map had been capable of processing one-word commands, but after being integrated with NUGU, [...]

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it joined forces with Starbucks Korea to allow users of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU to order drinks via voice. Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to connect NUGU to Starbuck’s order application, allowing users to order [...]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 “Free”, but Monthly Bills Rise

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 “Free”, but Monthly Bills Rise

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 64GB is now available at bargain-bin prices, it it hasn’t already sold out, that is. According to reports from within the mobile communications industry, telecommunications giant SK Telecom upped its total subsidy offer for the phone to 616,000 won irrespective of users’ data plans.  [...]