SK Telecom

SK Telecom notches up 4.5 million VoLTE users

South Korea Telecom, one of the first operators worldwide to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, had more than 4.5 million active users of the technology at the end of May.

Canonical announces Telco steering group for Ubuntu

Open source software developer Canonical has established a Carrier Advisory Group for its Ubuntu smartphone OS. The group is to be led by David Wood, a former Psion engineer and one of the founder members of the original Symbian collaboration.

SK Telecom revamps pricing strategy

South Korean operator SK Telecom has introduced data sharing plans new data-share plans for LTE and 3G users. In addition, it has lowered monthly prices for existing data-share plan users and customers on LTE sharing plans can now also add one data-only device, such as a tablet, to their plan free of charge.

SK Telecom chairman faces four-year prison sentence

South Korean operator SK Telecom’s chairman Chey Tae-won has been served a four-year jail sentence after being found guilty of stealing close to $50m from the company. The ruling comes as the country’s president-elect vowed tougher action against the nation’s corrupt business leaders.

SK Telecom Joyns the fold

South Korean operator SK Telecom has become the latest carrier to throw its weight behind the GSMA’s Joyn initiative after announcing the availability of its joyn.T rich communications service to subscribers. The Joyn proposition, announced by GSMA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, is the group’s response to the increasing popularity of network independent, OTT messaging applications.

Operators to invest as Korean LTE users want more

South Korean mobile subscribers are unsatisfied with the geographical coverage of the nation’s LTE network according to a study conducted by the national regulator, the KCC. While their discontent reflects positively on the performance of the technology where it is available it raises questions about deployment strategies that prioritise certain areas over others.

SK Telecom eyes LTE-A in 2013

South Korean carrier SK Telecom this week held a demonstration of LTE technology ahead of a planned commercial launch in July, announcing its intention to upgrade to LTE-Advanced during 2013.

SK Telecom and China Mobile to collaborate on mobile gaming

Korea’s SK Telecom and China Mobile have announced plans to collaborate on developing content for mobile gaming, as well as co-operation on R&D for wired and wireless technologies. The announcement follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two telcos last week, in which they agreed to jointly develop next generation technologies for their respective markets.

SK Telecom sets July launch date for LTE

South Korea’s leading mobile operator, SK Telecom, has announced that it will launch commercial LTE services in July of this year, with Nokia Siemens Networks supplying the infrastructure and related services.

SK Telecom sells out of China Unicom

South Korean carrier SK Telecom has sold its entire 3.8 per cent stake in China Unicom back to the Chinese firm after incurring a loss on the investment.

LiMo picks up speed with carrier commitments

Linux remains high on the agenda with regards to mobile handset operating systems but some degree of fragmentation looks likely to remain. This week, a handful of major operators committed to rolling out devices this year based on the LiMo Foundation’s flavour of Linux. NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, have […]

Virgin USA snaps up Helio

Yet another US MVNO stumbles and falls, as US virtual network operator Virgin Mobile USA acquires rival Helio, the joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink. Virgin said it is to acquire Helio from parents SK Telecom and EarthLink for a total of $39m, giving it around 170,000 extra subscribers. However, the Korean operator wants […]

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