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SK Telecom to split into two companies

Published 15 Apr 2021 07:38 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's SK Telecom plans to split into two companies. The horizontal spin-off is aimed at increasing enterprise and shareholder value, the operator said. Through the ...

Cisco starts Digitization Programme in South Korea

Published 14 Apr 2021 09:39 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea and Cisco have launched a collaborative framework under Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) programme. Cisco says this initiative is designed to accelerate ...

SK Telecom to launch QRNG-powered Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 smartphone

Published 13 Apr 2021 09:44 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced plans to introduce the 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 smartphone equipped with quantum cryptography technology, on the ...

Kakao achieves ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management systems

Published 09 Apr 2021 09:14 CET | Korea, Republic of

Kakao has announced it has achieved ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management systems. Kakao also reports it is currently setting goals through its ...

Samsung repurposes older Galaxy smartphones to enable access to ophthalmic health care

Published 08 Apr 2021 11:12 CET | Korea, Republic of

Samsung Electronics has announced it is repurposing older smartphones to enable access to ophthalmic health care in underserved communities around the world. Samsung ...

SK Telecom to provide AI-based service to support COVID-19 vaccination

Published 08 Apr 2021 10:31 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom has partnered with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) to develop and operate Nugu Vaccine Care Call, an AI-based service ...

Naver invests USD 150 mln in Indonesian media company Emtek

Published 07 Apr 2021 08:27 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean internet portal operator Naver has made an investment of USD 150 million in Indonesian media giant Emtek to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian market, ...

LG to develop cross-platform AI-powered services with KT

Published 06 Apr 2021 08:24 CET | Korea, Republic of

LG Electronics plans to develop cross-platform artificial intelligence (AI)-powered services with South Korean operator KT, Yonhap news agency reports. LG and KT plan to ...

SK Telecom joins SRT Alliance, applies SRT for 5G video streaming services

Published 01 Apr 2021 11:23 CET | Korea, Republic of

The SRT Alliance, established by Haivision, has announced that South Korean operator SK Telecom has joined the SRT Alliance to support and adopt the SRT open source protocol. ...

Korean govt looks to boost 5G competition through MVNO mobile data plans

Published 01 Apr 2021 07:57 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's ICT ministry has announced plans to boost competition on the local 5G market through the release of affordable mobile data plans from mobile virtual network ...

South Korean regulator to refer Apple Korea to prosecution for hindering investigation

Published 31 Mar 2021 08:20 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea's corporate watchdog Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has decided to refer the local unit of US tech giant Apple and one of its executives to the prosecution ...

SK hynix to invest KRW 120 trillion in new semiconductor plant deployment

Published 29 Mar 2021 17:35 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korea has approved local chipmaker SK hynix's project to build a new semiconductor plant. Overall investments in the project are expected to reach KRW 120 trillion ...

LG Uplus to provide 5G services, content to Thailand's AIS, inks USD 11.14 million deal

Published 29 Mar 2021 11:15 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator LG Uplus has signed a deal to provide 5G services and content to Thai operator AIS. The deal is worth around USD 11.14 million, Yonhap news agency ...

Samsung sells 1 million Galaxy S21 smartphones in South Korea

Published 29 Mar 2021 09:12 CET | Korea, Republic of

Samsung Electronics has announced that domestic sales of its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S21, surpassed 1 million units last week, Yonhap news agency reports. ...

Wavve to invest KRW 1 trillion in video streaming content by 2025

Published 26 Mar 2021 09:19 CET | Korea, Republic of

Content Wavve, the operator of South Korean video streaming platform Wavve, has announced plans to invest KRW 1 trillion (approximately USD 882.7 billion) Ito expand its ...

KT to launch KRW 10 bln fund to boost media content business by 2023

Published 25 Mar 2021 07:49 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator KT has announced plans to acquire more than 1,000 works of intellectual property in media content by 2023, to boost its media and video streaming ...

Kakao picks Vonage API to authenticate messaging users

Published 23 Mar 2021 11:20 CET | Korea, Republic of

Vonage was selected by South Korea-based mobile services provider Kakao to safeguard its platform against fraud and enhance the speed and efficiency of customer ...

LG to develop 6G THz products with Keysight, KAIST

Published 23 Mar 2021 08:21 CET | Korea, Republic of, World

LG Electronics has joined forces with US-based Keysight Technologies and Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) to develop 6G network technology, Yonhap ...

LG Uplus opens unmanned store in Seoul

Published 22 Mar 2021 08:46 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator LG Uplus has opened its first unmanned store, to reduce physical contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Yonhap news agency reports. LG Uplus' new store is ...

Korean 5G users to seek compensation for poor quality services

Published 19 Mar 2021 08:44 CET | Korea, Republic of

Hundreds of 5G smartphone users in South Korea are getting together to take legal action against the country's three mobile operator for alleged poor quality of service, ...

Singtel, SK Telecom test interconnected MEC with Bridge Alliance platform

Published 17 Mar 2021 09:55 CET | Asia, Korea, Republic of, Singapore

The Bridge Alliance announced it has completed the first phase of a proof of concept for the edge cloud federation, involving Singtel and SK Telecom's Multi-Access Edge ...

Google to halve commission on first USD 1 mln in sales for app developers on Play

Published 16 Mar 2021 13:05 CET | Korea, Republic of, World | Update: 17 Mar 2021 08:50 CET

Google has confirmed plans to lower the commission it takes from app developers selling goods or services via Google Play. The fee will be halved worldwide from 1 July to 15 ...

SK Telecom, Kakao partner on AI, ESG, intellectual property rights

Published 15 Mar 2021 08:58 CET | Korea, Republic of

South Korean operator SK Telecom has signed an agreement with Kakao to cooperate in areas of AI, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), and intellectual ...

Nokia, LG Uplus launch 5G B2B digital platform trial

Published 11 Mar 2021 09:30 CET | Korea, Republic of

Nokia will conduct a 5G Business-to-Business (B2B) digital platform trial for South Korean operator LG Uplus. Once deployed, the platform is expected to allow LG Uplus to ...

Globe to soon expand 5G roaming service to Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, South Korea

Published 10 Mar 2021 16:40 CET | Korea, Republic of

Philippines operator Globe Telecom has announced plans to expand its 5G roaming service to more countries in Asia and the Middle East in the coming weeks. In the first ...

 

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