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LG Uplus Commercializes World’s First PUF-based USIM

LG Uplus Commercializes World’s First PUF-based USIM

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, has announced the world’s first commercialization of a Physical Unclonable Function (PUF)-based Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) in collaboration with security solutions company ICTK Holdings. PUF is a technology that prevents counterfeits or modifications using the difference in microstructure of [...]

Korea Questions Monopolized USIM Distribution of Major Telecom Companies

Korea Questions Monopolized USIM Distribution of Major Telecom Companies

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Green Consumer Network (GCN) pointed out Thursday that Korea’s Big Three telecommunications companies – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – are racking up excessive retail profits by selling USIMs (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) via their own distribution networks.  The GCN analyzed sales and pricing data for smartphone [...]