SK Telecom to present NUGU, AI service powered by voice recognition, in September
09/06/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom unveiled NUGU, AI service powered by voice recognition along with a device specifically designed for the service last week (on August 31st). NUGU consists of an AI platform that can understand the Korean language and a specially designed device capable of voice input/output.
SK Telecom teamed up with Intel to develop WebRTC-enabled IoT devices for real-time communication
08/25/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom announced last week (on the 17th) that it had executed an MOU with Intel to co-develop IoT devices featuring a real-time communication solution at the Intel Developer Forum held in San Francisco, California.
SK Telecom unveiled ‘NV Array’, a 5G storage medium co-developed with Facebook
08/23/2016 | By Yongjoo Kim
SK Telecom announced on the 15th that it unveiled NV array, a next-generation storage medium for 5G mobile communication that it co-developed with Facebook, at Flash Memory Summit 2016 (FMS 2016), the world's largest event focused on flash memory solutions.
SK Telecom Signs MOU with SOCAR to Cooperate in Connected Car Business
08/22/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom today announced that it signed a MoU with SOCAR, the largest car-sharing company in Korea, to cooperate in the connected car business.
SK Telecom Signs MOU with Verizon for Technical Collaboration in the Field of 5G
08/17/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom today announced that it has entered into a MOU with Verizon, the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States, to drive standardization and to conduct joint studies in the field of 5G.
SK Telecom to host a LoRa Alliance meeting in October, driving global standardization
08/13/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom announced it is hosting a global meeting of the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit association for promotion of the IoT standard, in Seoul in October, to position itself as a leader in the initiative for making an roaming system for LoRa network, etc. as global standards.
Coverage Map for wired/wireless service now available in South Korea as well
08/11/2016 | By Netmanias
Coverage Map for wired/wireless service now available in South Korea as well - It is the first released in South Korea
Mobile connections in South Korea reached 60 million – driven by IoT
08/04/2016 | By NETMANIAS
IoT connections have been on the rise – starting from 3.0 million in 2013, to 3.5 million in 2014 (up by 14.2%), and then up by 23.4% in 2015, showing a fast increase in growth rate.
SK Telecom and Nokia Complete Development of Mission Critical LTE system for First Responders
08/02/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom and Nokia today announced that they have successfully developed a mission-critical LTE System for first responders, a portable all-in-one Public Safety-LTE (PS-LTE) network system.
Korea Mobile Market - ARPU / Revenue Stagnation
08/02/2016 | By NETMANIAS
Korean big 3 mobile operators (SK Telecom, KT and LG U+) have been presenting innovative LTE services (LTE-A, LTE CA, etc.), all world’s first, every year since its LTE service launch in 2011.
[Interview with Head of Network R&D Center at SK Telecom] SK Telecom to establish consortiums with global and domestic vendors to lead 5G era
08/02/2016 | By Minji Choi
SK Telecom plans to prioritize efforts on implementation of Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) from the second half of the year with the aim of taking the lead in 5G era.
SK Telecom Announces 2016 2Q Earnings Results
07/30/2016 | By NETMANIS
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced its earnings on a K-IFRS consolidated basis for the second quarter of 2016: revenue of KRW 4.267 trillion, operating income of KRW 407.4 billion and net income of KRW 291billion.
SK Telecom to team up with Israel-based Inuitive for development of 3D AR/VR solution
07/29/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom signed an MoU with Inuitive, a Israel-based sensor and image processor developer (CEO Shlomo Gadot) on June 27th to develop 3D realistic Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) solutions.
SK Telecom's M&A with CJ HelloVision: Deal or no deal? No deal!
07/25/2016 | By Ho-cheon Ahn, Seon-il Yoo
An attempted M&A deal between SK Telecom and CJ HelloVision fell apart. The deal has been reviewed for over seven months - first by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and then finally by the MSIP, the final decision maker, which disapproved the combination of businesses. The FTC announced that in order to eliminate the risk of restricting competition, it decided to disapprove the proposed M&A deals.
SK Telecom to bring IoT global roaming via LoRa network
07/16/2016 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom attended ‘South Korea and EU IoT Partnership Conference’, held in Nice, France on 12th through 14th, and proposed the cooperation between the two regions to develop a LoRa network roaming system. The proposed system will lead to introduction of various services including location tracking service for international baggage, and more.
SK Telecom to commercialize Network Slicing Technology in 2018
07/16/2016 | By Kwon, Dongjun
SK Telecom is working with Ericsson and Intel to develop ‘Network Slicing’ technology. Industries are predicting that a telecommunication service with Network Slicing will be commercialized in 2018.
SK Telecom Commercializes Nationwide LoRa Network for IoT
07/04/2016 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom today held a press conference to announce the completion of the nationwide deployment of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) based on LoRa technology; the launch of price plans for LoRa-based IoT services; and its plans to vitalize the IoT ecosystem.
SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson Join Hands for Transcontinental 5G Trial Deployment at MWC Shanghai 2016
06/30/2016 | By NETMANIAS
SK Telecom announced today that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson to cooperate in the development of the 5G core network at MWC Shanghai 2016.
SK Telecom and Ericsson Demonstrate Software-Defined Telecommunications Infrastructure for 5G
06/29/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom announced that it, together with Ericsson, demonstrated for the first time in the world ‘Software-Defined Telecommunications Infrastructure (SDTI)’ based on Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 on June 20, 2016 at ‘5G Playground,’
SK Telecom Commercializes True Real Time Mobile Streaming Technology Named ‘T Live Streaming’
06/14/2016 | By Netmanias
SK Telecom today announced that it has commercialized the world’s first true real-time mobile streaming technology.
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