Posted on koreaninsight.com
KT announced voice mobile phone service will be launched in November using WiBro technology as carrier. Network installations and infrastructure are already initiated. The homegrown long range and in-motion standard will deserve Korean market at cheaper rates for customers and aims to demonstrate positive results to back up its losing-ground worldwide struggle against LTE standard, said KT.
I suggest the underlying truth may be different. This blog has already covered here the governmental walled-garden strategy and pressures over Korean companies to champion WIBRO despite their increasing reluctance. Contrary to publicly expressed motivations, this move have to be understand in a long-term strategic perspective and have little to do with WIBRO success – or rather lack of success – abroad. KT is indeed preparing the up-coming IT disruption : the mobile VoIP.
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