06/14/2016 | By Netmanias
On June 7th, kt (CEO Hwang Chang-gyu, kt.com) unveiled the world’s first 1Gbps internet solution, which can be applied to all customers currently on 2 pairs wire internet connection.
06/07/2016 | By Netmanias
On the 7th, KT unveiled its new solution called ‘2pairs LAN GiGA Internet’, claimed to be capable of supporting 1Gbps for any customers with LAN UTP cabling.
03/17/2016 | By NETMANIAS
UHD IPTV subscriptions marked steep growth, reaching 1.2 million in just one and half year since its launch in September 2014. As of February, LG U+, KT and SK Broadband, respectively, have 510,000, 480,000 and 200,000 UHD IPTV subscribers.
03/15/2016 | By NETMANIAS
KT said on the 13th that its documents on the 5G network management solution proposed in the 5th meeting of ITU-T FG on IMT-2020 were approved as draft recommendations for the world's first 5G wired and mobile integrated network management. With the approval, KT will likely continue to take the lead in global efforts for 5G standadization.
02/18/2016 | By Netmanias
KT will showcase its cutting-edge 5G technologies and integrated services under the theme of ‘Global 5G Leader‘ in the Mobile World Congress to be held from February 22nd through 25th.
02/17/2016 | By Netmanias
Korean mobile operator KT showed the world how their mobile communiation network is getting ready for 5G Olympics to be held in a city named PyeongChang in 2018, conducting demonstrations of real-time 5G services like 'Hologram Live', 'Sync View', and more at its Kwanghwamoon building on February 15.
01/26/2016 | By NETMANIAS
12/31/2015 | By NETMANIAS
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of South Korea released on the 30th the results of ‘2015 communication service quality evaluation’. The nation’s average LTE speeds were recorded at 117.51 Mbps, up from the last year’s Broadband LTE-A (3X LTE) speeds of 114.4 Mbps, thanks to 3Band LTE-A (4X LTE) service launched earlier this year.
11/22/2015 | By NETMANIAS
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on the 22nd that Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service developed through interworking among the Korean big 3 operators will be fully commercialized on the 23rd.
11/04/2015 | By NETMANIAS
In the demonstration held at the Nokia Research Center in Munich, Germany, KT confirmed that it took less than 1 second for HD video clips sent from HD cameras to be played back on smartphones.
11/03/2015 | By Yoon, Heeseok
SK Telecom is buying the control of CJ Hello Vision that is a number 1 business in cable TV. After securing the control of CJ Hello Vision, it is heard that it will emerge with SK Broadband in April of 2016. It seems that it will cost SK Telecom between $1.32 billion and $1.75 billion (1.5 trillion KRW to 2 trillion KRW) to buy CJ Hello Vision.
10/29/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT announced on the 14th that it presented its new solution 'transport SDN' at the ‘SDN & OpenFlow World Congress’ held in Dusseldorf, Germany, catching visitors' eyes and receiving favorable evaluation.
10/23/2015 | By NETMANIAS
Internet subscribers: 8,288,753
GiGA Internet subscribers: 700,000 (8.4% of KT's Internet subscribers)
10/14/2015 | By NETMANIAS
KT and LG U+ are known to have over 300,000 UHD service subscribers now. The two companies have been aggressively marketing the service to UHD TV owners and new HD service subscribers, successfully positioning themselves as the "top two" in the UHD market.
10/07/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo
Mobile telecommunication industries are predicting that an all-out war will take place with 2.1 GHz bandwidth frequency that is expected to be auctioned in first half of 2016 on the line. While some are arguing that all of 100 MHz need to be auctioned, some are counter-arguing that all of it needs to be reallocated. Consumptive controversy is expected if a clear standard of dividing frequency is not set.
09/25/2015 | By Netmanias
"Innovations and Changes towards 5G" by Hauung Kim at KT (9/10/2015)
09/24/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo
Chairman Hwang Chang Kyu of KT put out telecommunication-edition of ‘Hwang’s Law’ and declared that it will lead South Korea’s 4th industry revolution with ‘intelligent giga-infra’ and ‘ICT convergence’ as revolution’s key words. KT will invest $10.9 billion (13 trillion KRW) until 2020.
09/15/2015 | By Kim, Yongjoo
Method to auction 2.1 GHz frequency bandwidth emerged as an issue for industry. It is an issue because a possibility was brought up that 80 MHz range out of 100 MHz bandwidth range can be reallocated to previous users.
09/04/2015 | By NETMANIAS
At a meeting 'PyeongChang Olympic featuring ICT technologies' held at the National Assembly on the 2nd, KT announced a plan for realizing its ICT services during the Olympic events, and demonstrated next-generation 5G and IoT services. KT is an official sponsor of the Olympic.
09/01/2015 | By Yun Sang-ho
Again, 'home' is about to be a game field for another fierce game among the big 3 network operators in Korea. First it was about telephone, then TV, and now it is the Internet of Things (IoT). We do not know who will win yet, but we DO know that this time the winner will probably take it all.