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South Korea’s top three mobile carriers fail to make profits in the business of over-the-top (OTT) mobile video services.
Due to Lack of Competitive Contents
9 November 2017 - 11:45am
South Korea’s top three mobile carriers, such as SK Telecomm, KT and LG U+, are competing in media platforms with over-the-top (OTT) mobile video services, but they show meager sales in the sector...
A self-driving will be tested running on a road while exchanging information with road infrastructure in real time for the first time in Korea.
First Time in Korea
9 November 2017 - 10:45am
On November 20, a self-driving will be tested running on a road while exchanging information with road infrastructure in real time for the first time in Korea. A lot of attention is being paid to the...
The total hours of Facebook app use came to 93 million, which were three times higher than Naver’s BAND app that ranked second place.
Most Popular SNS in Korea
8 November 2017 - 11:15am
Facebook is the social media service app that is used for the longest time by South Korean users. According to app data analysis firm Wiseapp on November 7, the total hours of Facebook app use came...
5G-based VR bobsleigh experience with PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.
5G Frequency Allocation
8 November 2017 - 10:45am
The Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea is planning to finalize its 5G frequency allocation plan late this year or early next year and conduct a 5G frequency auction based on it between June...
The market shares of Samsung Electronics and Apple in Q3 in the North American smartphone market were 33.7% and 25.4%, respectively.
Sunk to #2 Position
8 November 2017 - 10:30am
Market research firm Strategy Analytics reported on November 7 that Samsung Electronics posted a market share of 25.7% in the North American smartphone market in the third quarter of this year and...
The US Supreme Court turned down an appeal by Samsung Electronics on November 6 in the patent infringement suit against Apple
Final Patent Winner
8 November 2017 - 10:15am
The Supreme Court of the United States turned down an appeal by Samsung Electronics on November 6 in the patent infringement suit against Apple. Samsung Electronics has to pay Apple US$119.6 million...
Some market watchers pointed out that foreign-made phones can benefit from changes in the policy including the increase in selective contract discount rates and the complete self-sufficiency system.
Chances for Foreign Smartphones
8 November 2017 - 9:45am
All eyes are on whether drastic changes in the domestic mobile communication market, such the rise of selective contract discount rates and the complete self-sufficiency system, will change the...
Will Ross, CEO of Lazada Crossborder, speaks at a media briefing at the Millennium Hilton Seoul on Nov. 7, 2017.
Seeking Local Partners
7 November 2017 - 5:30pm
Lazada Group is in South Korea seeking partnerships with Korean brands and sellers, promising them new growth opportunities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam....
Tessera filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in September this year as the US-based company failed to extend the agreement with the Korean IT giant.
Filed by Patent Troll
7 November 2017 - 12:00pm
Tessera filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics with the United States International Trade Commission in September this year. “Samsung Electronics used my company’s technology without permission...
Singapore-based Broadcom is considering an acquisition of Qualcomm.
Broadcom+Qualcomm
6 November 2017 - 10:30am
It is said that Singapore-based Broadcom, the world's fourth-largest semiconductor company and Wi-Fi chip maker, is considering acquiring Qualcomm, the world's third-largest chipmaker and mobile chip...
The top three Chinese smartphone companies recorded a combined market share of 26.1%, exceeding that of Samsung Electronics and Apple.
Samsung-Apple-Chinese Smartohones
3 November 2017 - 10:15pm
Samsung Electronics widened its gap with second-ranked Apple by chalking up a 22.3% share in the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2017. However, Apple is expecting the highest...
The average daily amount of mobile credit card payments in the first half of this year more than doubled to 57.9 billion won (US$52 million) in two years.
Doubled in Two Years
3 November 2017 - 10:15pm
Korea’s five simple mobile payment service providers such as Samsung Pay, Naver Pay, and Kakao Pay, have increased the combined volume of their annual payments to 15 trillion won (US$13.5 billion)....

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