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KT to stop 2G service from Jan. 3
KT, the country’s largest communications company, will stop second-generation (2G) mobile services from Jan. 3 to free up bandwidth for its fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) service, following a court decision backing the move Monday.
Smart devices change farming
The introduction of smart devices is rapidly changing people’s lifestyle as well as work, politics, the economy and industry. Agriculture is no exception with smart technologies increasingly being applied to production, distribution and consumption.
Can MVNOs bring down mobile rates?
The telecommunications industry has a huge barrier for new players as the costs to build a mobile network are enormous. It becomes a different story if one can borrow a network. A number of firms are setting their sights on this business model of the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), adding to expectations that it might lessen households’ communications burdens.
Online ID system faces overhaul
The country’s top portals and game companies plan to stop requesting resident registration numbers to subscribe to their sites. They will also delete the registration number data of the users they have. The country took the first step toward this end in the wake of serious privacy infringements and phishing crimes here.
Yeongdeok, Samcheok tapped as candidates for nuclear power plants
Yeongdeok in North Gyeongsang Province and Samcheok in Gangwon Province were chosen as candidate locations for new nuclear power plants.
KRA gets serious about thoroughbred breeding
The Korea Racing Authority is to become more serious about horse breeding. It will also set up a park where people can enjoy horseback riding.
KT introduces new robot nanny
Robots helping people with their daily lives is becoming a reality.
Can KT make Genie rival Apple’s iTunes?
Will KT’s new music platform be as successful as iTunes? At least the K-pop industry is hailing the new service as it guarantees them a bigger slice of the pie.
KT chairman to get 2nd term
Lee Suk-chae, CEO of KT since 2009, is set to see his term expire soon, but market analysts say he is likely to receive approval for a second one.
KT to install Asian submarine cable
KT, the country’s largest communications company, announced that it would install a submarine cable linking Asian countries in cooperation with communications companies in them.