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LG Uplus to shut down 2G service by June

Published 15 Jan 2021 09:47 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator LG Uplus has announced it will phase out its 2G services by the end of June, Yonhap news agency reports. LG Uplus has submitted a request to the ...

SK hynix issues USD 1 billion green bond, to invest in environmentally-friendly business projects

Published 14 Jan 2021 09:59 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's SK hynix has issued a green bond with a total value of USD 1 billion to invest in environmentally friendly business projects for accelerating its environmental, ...

SK Broadband picks Nagra's forensic watermarking service for IPTV set-top boxes

Published 13 Jan 2021 09:16 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Broadband has selected Nagra's NexGuard forensic watermarking technology to protect its content on IPTV set-top boxes. The NexGuard Pay-TV service is ...

SK Telecom to launch online-only mobile plans on 15 January, offer 30% lower rates

Published 13 Jan 2021 07:00 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced it will launch online-only mobile plans on 15 January. The operator will offer six online-only price plans for its 5G and LTE ...

South Korean govt to invest nearly KRW 6 trln in science and ICT R&D in 2021

Published 04 Jan 2021 10:59 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's ministry of information and communication said it will spend KRW 5.8 trillion (USD 5.3 billion) on science and ICT research in 2021, up 12 percent year-on-year, ...

Korean regulator urges operators to notify customers before end of free OTT service trials

Published 04 Jan 2021 10:13 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean antitrust watchdog ordered over-the-top (OTT) services providers on the local market to inform their customers in advance when their free trials end and turn ...

SK Telecom CS T1, SM Institute to launch e-sports academy for pro-gamers

Published 31 Dec 2020 07:16 CET | Korea, Republic of, World

SK Telecom CS T1, an e-sports joint venture established by South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom and US-based Comcast, has signed a partnership agreement with SM ...

South Korea reaches average 5G download speeds of 691 Mbps

Published 31 Dec 2020 07:04 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's 5G download speed and overall quality improved in the second half of the year compared to the first half of 2020. Average download speeds on the SK Telecom, KT ...

LG Uplus leads 5G service performance in South Korea - study

Published 30 Dec 2020 08:12 CET | Korea, Republic of

In terms of 5G performance, LG Uplus is the operator with the widest coverage, the fastest speed as well as the most efficient bandwidth usage among South Korean operators, ...

SK Telecom launches 5GX Edge cloud service with AWS

Published 24 Dec 2020 07:10 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom, in partnership with Amazon Web Services, has launched a 5G edge cloud service dubbed 'SKT 5GX Edge'. Using AWS Wavelength at the edge of the ...

LS Cable wins KRW 232 billion Jeju 3 submarine cable contract

Published 22 Dec 2020 18:20 CET | Korea, Republic of

LS Cable & System reports it has won the 'Jeju 3-connection submarine cable construction project' from Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) with a bid of KRW 232.4 ...

JoongAng taps Juniper Networks for AI-based enterprise network

Published 22 Dec 2020 09:19 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's JoongAng Group has selected Juniper Networks' wired and wireless services based on Mist AI to transform its network system. With the AI-driven enterprise ...

Disney to launch OTT platform in South Korea in 2021

Published 22 Dec 2020 08:44 CET | Korea, Republic of

Disney plans to launch its OTT platform dubbed 'Disney+' in South Korea in 2021. The service will also be made available in Hong Kong and some Eastern European countries next ...

Spotify to bring music service to South Korea in H1

Published 18 Dec 2020 09:30 CET | Korea, Republic of

Spotify will launch its service in South Korea in the first half of next year. The introduction will also bring Korean artists to local and international users. Spotify said ...

Huawei appoints Luyuan as CEO of Korea operations

Published 09 Dec 2020 11:41 CET | Korea, Republic of

China's Huawei has appointed Sun Luyuan as head of its Korea operations. Luyuan has over 15 years of experience and specializes in the global telecommunications industry, The ...

KT to implement virtualized headend for IPTV service with Synamedia

Published 08 Dec 2020 11:30 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator KT has selected video software provider Synamedia to implement a virtualized headend in Asia Pacific for its Olleh TV IPTV service. KT selected ...

Qualcomm, Uplus, LG deploy 5G mmWave network in South Korea

Published 08 Dec 2020 09:25 CET | Korea, Republic of

Qualcomm Technologies, South Korean operator LG Uplus and LG Electronics have deployed a 5G mmWave network using a commercial 5G smartphone at the Kumoh National Institute of ...

South Korea investigates Netflix for customer data breach

Published 07 Dec 2020 10:26 CET | Korea, Republic of

Netflix Korea is facing a government inspection over infringing the local customer data protection law, The Korea Times reports. Under the terms of this law, local firms must ...

Samsung releases One UI 3 upgrade for Galaxy devices

Published 04 Dec 2020 13:56 CET | Europe, Korea, Republic of, United States

Samsung Electronics has announced the official launch of One UI 3, the latest upgrade coming to selected Galaxy devices. The upgrade will be available with Android 11 OS. ...

Apple opens second official store in South Korea

Published 30 Nov 2020 11:10 CET | Korea, Republic of

Apple said it will open its second official store in South Korea, according to Yonhap news agency. The new store in Yeouido, western Seoul will open soon, according to the ...

SK Telecom to merge SK Infosec and ADT Caps units, launch convergence security company

Published 30 Nov 2020 11:06 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced that its subsidiaries SK Infosec and Life and Security Holdings, the parent company of ADT Caps, each held a board of directors ...

Facebook fined KRW 6.7 billion in South Korea for sharing data of 3.3 mln users without consent

Published 26 Nov 2020 09:03 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's information watchdog has fined Facebook KRW 6.7 billion won (approximately USD 6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other ...

SK Telecom launches AI chip, unveils AI semiconductor business strategy

Published 25 Nov 2020 15:09 CET | Korea, Republic of, World

South Koran operator SK Telecom has introduced its self-developed artificial intelligence (AI) chip dubbed 'Sapeon X220'. The operator has also unveiled its AI semiconductor ...

Samsung, SK Telecom complete 5G core development based on 3GPP Rel. 16 standard

Published 25 Nov 2020 07:40 CET | Korea, Republic of

Samsung Electronics and South Korean operator SK Telecom have developed and trialed a 5G core network based on the 3GPP Rel. 16 industry standards. Samsung and SK Telecom ...

KT opens internet data centre in Seoul

Published 19 Nov 2020 07:55 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator KT has opened an Internet Data Center (IDC) for businesses at home and abroad. Located in Seoul, KT's 13th IDC, dubbed 'KT DX IDC Yongsan', can ...

 

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