(ITU) S. Korea clinches US$300 mln in deals at WIS

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(ITU) S. Korea clinches US$300 mln in deals at WIS

South Korea's ICT ministry said Wednesday the country's IT firms have successfully won some US$300 million in export deals at the World IT Show (WIS) held along the International Telecommunications Union gathering in Busan.Some 120 local firms, including SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Upl...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:30

(ITU) Corporate investment needed to grow ICT industry: Korea's ICT minister

South Korea's ICT minister said Wednesday the most important factor for emerging countries to build ICT infrastruture that touts sustainable development is corporate investment, adding that there are limits in continuing growth via aid."South Korea held talks with delegates from many count...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:27

KEPCO inks gas development deal with Indonesian firm

Korea Electric Power Corp. said Wednesday it has clinched a gas plant development deal with an Indonesian firm as part of its overseas business expansion to secure energy at cheaper costs. The state-run electricity provider signed a joint development agreement with Indonesia's coal compan...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:26

Seoul City, Daum Kakao to map alley cats

An online mapping service developed by the Seoul municipal government and top mobile messenger operator Daum Kakao will put alley cats on the grid starting next week, the city said Wednesday.The map, dubbed "Please Look after the Stray and Feral Cats" in rough English translation, is part ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:20

BOK chief stresses financial stability amid uncertainties

Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol on Wednesday emphasized the need to bolster financial stability to brace for a negative change of course in the global economy.Speaking at a financial forum in Seoul, Lee told participants that Asia's fourth-largest economy should improve its econom...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:13

Samsung promises 5G debut at 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest handset maker, is making aggressive efforts to launch products based on the fifth-generation network in time for upcoming international sport events, its senior official said Tuesday.While 5G has yet to become a standard, the South Korean tech gian...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:36

SK Telecom seeks growth momentum with smart ICT

BUSAN ― SK Telecom, South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, proved its prowess in information and communications technology by showcasing smart products and services at the World IT Show, a sideline eve...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:36

SK Telecom publishes Korea’s first 5G white paper

SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has published the nation’s first white paper on fifth-generation mobile communications technology to introduce the key features and prospects for the industry.SK Telecom unveiled the paper during the 5G Global Summit, a two-da...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:34

LG Uplus aims for innovation through 5G

Lee Sang-chul, the vice chairman of LG Uplus, the third-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, has pledged the telecom firm would be fully prepared for the 5G network era, which heralds massive connec...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:34

KT opens network center for Asia traffic management

BUSAN ― KT has opened a network center here to manage superfast cross-border Internet traffic via the world’s biggest underwater cables, connecting South Korea with eight other Asian countries, on t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:33

Forest fires cause biodiversity loss: forum

Global forest experts on Tuesday discussed the negative impact of forest fires, including the loss of biological diversity, during a sideline event of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:31

Korea takes lead in enhancing region’s biodiversity

The Korea National Arboretum of the state-run Korea Forest Service appears to be taking a leadership role in plant studies in East Asia based on its commitment to enhancing the region’s biological di...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:31

Korea Forest Service bolsters biological sovereignty

The restoration of forest ecosystems is not just a matter of promoting ecology, but also bolstering a country’s biological sovereignty in international society, according to the Korea Forest Service....

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:29

Evernote seeks partnership with Kakao Talk to target S. Korea

Evernote, one of the leading mobile note-taking service providers, has been working with South Korea's top mobile messenger service, Kakao Talk, to launch a premium service for business users as early as the start of next year, its senior official said Tuesday. The U.S.-based company, who...

Updated : 2014.10.21 16:57

KRX unveils 4 new dividend indices

South Korea's bourse operator on Tuesday unveiled a set of new indices that track high dividend-paying stocks, hoping that they will serve as key investment tools in the era of low market rates and low growth.The four new indices -- the KOSPI high dividend index, the KRX high dividend inde...

Updated : 2014.10.21 15:30