telcos Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

Mobile Carriers Sharpen AI Services for Corporate Clients amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the business appetite for cloud and remote work services grows amid the pandemic, South Korean telecom operators are expanding artificial intelligence (AI) services to help companies cope with the shift to new technologies. While the country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus [...]

Mobile Carriers Step Up Partnerships for Future Mobility Services

Mobile Carriers Step Up Partnerships for Future Mobility Services

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As the global transport sector braces for future mobility services like flying taxis, South Korean telecom operators are strengthening partnerships with both auto giants and startups alike to join the industry shift. Major local carriers have emerged as key players in the transport shake-up as network infrastructure and technology [...]

Telcos’ Text Messaging Service to Make Forays into Corporate Messaging Market

Telcos’ Text Messaging Service to Make Forays into Corporate Messaging Market

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An upgraded text messaging service jointly developed by South Korea’s three major carriers to compete with the nation’s top mobile messaging app KakaoTalk is expected to make forays into the corporate messaging market. In a business environment where short messaging service (SMS) is generating virtually no sales, the telecom [...]

Telcos Expand Digital Health Care Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Expand Digital Health Care Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are racing to develop digital health care services, industry officials said Monday, as demand for remote personalized services grows amid the pandemic. The country’s three major carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus Corp. — have recently joined hands with local health [...]

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom companies are beefing up their education content to ride on a trend of remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Saturday, as they release services using advanced IT solutions. The resurgence of COVID-19 has forced schools to suspend in-person classes. In the [...]

Telcos Develop Autonomous Robots in Fight Against Pandemic

Telcos Develop Autonomous Robots in Fight Against Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom operators are expanding collaborations to develop robot-based services that counter the COVID-19 pandemic, industry officials said Thursday, as businesses and establishments seek to limit face-to-face contact to reduce the risk of infection. LG Uplus Corp., the country’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said it has partnered with [...]

Telcos Boost Video Streaming Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Boost Video Streaming Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major telecom operators are strengthening video streaming services, industry officials said Friday, as online media consumption grows amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecom firms — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — have focused on boosting their over-the-top (OTT) media services or expanding [...]

Telcos Expand Cooperation with Financial Firms to Develop Data-based Services

Telcos Expand Cooperation with Financial Firms to Develop Data-based Services

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom operators are expanding cooperation with financial firms for data-based services, industry officials said Friday, as they seek new businesses based on their troves of user data after changes to the country’s data privacy laws. Earlier this month, amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act came [...]

Telcos Racing to Offer 5G-based Entertainment Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Racing to Offer 5G-based Entertainment Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom operators are launching new online entertainment services from cloud gaming to augmented reality (AR), industry insiders said Thursday, opening new fronts for 5G user growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus outbreak limits outdoor activities, online content consumption has boomed. Telecom operators are banking on [...]