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SK Broadband announced last week (on the 17th) that it has developed Next Generation-Passive Optical Network 2 (NG-PON2) platform capable of offering up to 40 Gbps Internet speeds and aims to launch a pilot service to seamlessly serve customer traffic that is ever-increasing due to growing popularity of Giga Internet and UHD IPTV services. High-speed Internet service providers have wired fi...
10/25/2016
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A model holds olleh tv air, currently available as an external device for modem or set-top box. A built-in version of the device will become available next year. At a launching event for ‘olleh tv air’ held at KT Square in Seoul on the 18th, KT presented the nation’s first innovative solution that lets users enjoy wireless IPTV service with UHD quality anywhere at home....
08/19/2016
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The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) formed a committee named ‘Ground-wave UHD Broadcasting Committee’ consisting of relevant parties in the industries, government departments, and research institutions. The committee discussed key agendas for launching ground-wave UHD service in February 2017, which will provide quali...
07/26/2016
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UHD TV subscriptions in Korea reached 1.2 million, accounting for 10% of total IPTV subscriptions. 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. * Satellite UHD TV (KT Skylife): 130,000 * C...
03/17/2016
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The subscription of 'Olleh GiGA Internet', KT's gigabit Internet service, has exceeded 1,000,000 since its nationwide launch in October, 2014. December 31, 2015 Internet subscribers: 8,328,419 GiGA Internet subscribers: 1,000,000 (12.0% of KT's Internet subscribers)
01/26/2016
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KT and LG U+ are known to have over 300,000 UHD IPTV 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. KT's 'Olleh Giga UHD TV' service subscription exceeded 340,000 this month, over 3 times up from 100,000 of April in ju...
10/14/2015
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Currently, of all 3 IPTV service providers in Korea, KT is the only one offering UHD channels, three of all: SkyUHD, the world's first UHD, launched in September 2014, and SkyUHD2 and UXN, both launched in June 2015. SK Broadband and LG U+ are currently offering UHD VoD service only, but are working hard for UHD channel launch in the second half of the year. KT has been using Elemental&...
08/27/2015
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KT’s GiGA Subscribers (GiGA Internet, GiGA Wi-Fi Home and GiGA UHD IPTV subscribers), as of Q2 2015 [pdf] Data: KT
08/21/2015
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Korea has become a battle field for global UHD broadcasting. As 3 paid broadcasting stations such as Cable TV, IPTV, and Satellite Broadcasting all commercialize UHD broadcasting, foreign UHD channel businesses are slowly gathering at Korean market. Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) recently approved retransmission of Virgin Island’s media business called Footprint M...
08/20/2015
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07/16/2015
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For the rest of the Q3 2015 issue of Korea Communication Review magazine please click here
07/02/2015
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KT IPTV (4K UHD) Service (1) UHD Live TV (2) 'Most Popular Channels Now' (9-Channel View) (3) 4-channel View (4) UHD VoD Success or failure of UHD service lies in how much UHD contents the service provided can offer. Being well aware of that, KT has gradually secured more contents, for example, through upscaling of Full HD movies to UHD quality (e.g. 'The Admiral: Roarin...
06/30/2015
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KT IPTV (4K UHD) Service (1) UHD Live TV (2) 'Most Popular Channels Now' (9-Channel View) (3) 4-channel View (4) UHD VoD KT also offers 4-channel view service. This service is pretty similar to LG U+'s and has the following two options: Operator-selected channels: Offers a set of 4 channels selected by operator (sports, shopping, over-the-air and movies). User-selected...
06/06/2015
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KT Skylife started broadcasting 3 UHD channels. This is the first time when 3 UHD channels including local and cable channels are delivered at the same time. Other platform businesses such as cable channels and IPTV will immediately plan on retaliation, and a fight to lure UHD product members will arise from this. KT Skylife (CEO Lee Nam Ki) announced that it will start ‘broadcasting of...
06/03/2015
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KT IPTV (4K UHD) Service (1) UHD Live TV (2) 'Most Popular Channels Now' (9-Channel View) (3) 4-channel View (4) UHD VoD KT launched the world's first UHD IPTV service in September 2014. Now it has over 100,000 subscribers as of April 2015, closing trailing LG U+ who has attracted around 125,000 UHD subscribers over the same period of time. What differentiates KT's UHD...
05/30/2015
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