Korea still the world’s most advanced internet and telecommunications economy

  The ITU has released its annual study on Measuring the Information Society, and South Korea remains the number one country in the world, as measured by its ICT Development Index.  As shown in the accompanying excerpt from Table 2.2 of the ITU report (click on the graphic to see a larger version), Ko rea was … Continue reading Korea still the world’s most advanced internet and telecommunications economy

Network Strategy for Wi-Fi Differs Between SK Telecom and KT

Posted on telecomskorea.com Two leading mobile carriers, SK Telecom and KT, are pursuing different network strategies to embrace increasing data traffic generated mainly by smartphone usage. KT, the sole distributor of the Apple iPhone, is expanding its Wi-Fi zone nationwide. The company believes that the gap in the number of Wi-Fi zones is a crucial … Continue reading Network Strategy for Wi-Fi Differs Between SK Telecom and KT

KT expands Wi-Fi coverage to all subways

KT expands Wi-Fi coverage to all subways Telecommunications giant KT said it completed installing Wi-Fi hotspots in the country’s subway stations, allowing its customers to access free wireless Internet services on the platforms. Source : Here The company, which provides a wealth of mobile Internet devices such as the Apple iPhone, is also looking to … Continue reading KT expands Wi-Fi coverage to all subways

KT’s S.M.ART Initiative

Beyond telecom service: (2) KT’s S.M.ART Initiative In Korea, there are three MNOs; SKT, KT, LGT. They respectively possess 50.67%, 31.42%, and 17.91% of the telecom market (April, 2010) according to KCC (Korea Communications Commission). In this series of feature posts dealing with Korea’s three MNOs, I will provide an overview of SKT, KT, and … Continue reading KT’s S.M.ART Initiative

Wireless technologies to allow workers to stay at home

Korea is looking to exploit its advancement in digital equipment and wireless technology to create a networked work environment that allows people to conduct tasks from anywhere, anytime and through any device. The “smart work” initiative, announced by the government Tuesday, aims to have around 30 percent of public employees work from home or nearby … Continue reading Wireless technologies to allow workers to stay at home

KT’s Focus on Mobile Broadband

Posted on koreainformationsociety Korea Telecom seems to understand the profound change that is underway with the arrival of more powerful “smart” phones and is concentrating its efforts to enhance mobile broadband services.  As reported in  Joongang Daily, the company will put its focus on “mobile broadband” in the coming months.  As the graphic here illustrates … Continue reading KT’s Focus on Mobile Broadband

The Real-time Web? Been There, Done That

Posted on planetsizebrain.tistory.com …………………………………………………..Clive Thompson, a columnist for WIRED magazine has recently shown his excitement about how the real-time Web is leaving Google behind.  But I’d say that Koreans had been there, done that and do not have much good to share with others. Source:image.ohmynews.com From its early days in 1990s, the Korean Web has … Continue reading The Real-time Web? Been There, Done That