Korean candidate elected as ITU-T director

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Korean candidate elected as ITU-T director

Lee Chae-sub, a KAIST researcher and policy adviser for South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, won in the election for the directorship of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization on Friday. The ITU Telecommunication Standardization, or ITU-T -- one of the three bure...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:51

Korean candidate likely to win ITU-T directorship

Lee Chae-sub, a KAIST researcher and policy adviser for South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, is expected to win in the election for the directorship of the ITU Telecommunicatio...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:13

Britain's Johnson named new deputy secretary of ITU

Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Friday elected Malcolm Johnson from Britain as the organization's new deputy secretary-general following several run-off votes held after no candidate secured a majority.Johnson received 104 votes from 168 member states who vot...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:39

LG to roll out round smartwatch in Europe next month

LG Electronics Inc., South Korea's No. 2 tech giant, said Friday it will kick off sales of its latest smartwatch in Europe next month, expanding market presence abroad following the product's Seoul debut earlier this month. The LG G Watch R will hit local shelves in Britain, France, Germa...

Updated : 2014.10.24 11:54

LG breaks ground for science park

LG Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Korea’s largest research and development cluster in Magok, Seoul, Thursday. The R&D cluster, named LG Science Park, will sit on 170,000...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:19

New ITU chief to focus on connecting developing countries

Houlin Zhao, the newly elected secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union, said Thursday that the organization would work with its members to resolve urgent issues and challenges f...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:55

SK hynix profit reaches record high in Q3

SK hynix logged record-high quarterly profit in the third quarter on strong memory chip sales and an improved balance sheet, the company said Thursday. Net profit came to 1.09 trillion won ($1.04 billion) in the July-September period, up 14.3 percent from 958.2 billion won the previous yea...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:54

Korea, Poland sign ICT cooperation agreement

South Korea and Poland signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to forge stronger cooperation in the ICT sector through personnel exchanges and joint projects.The agreement, initiated by Poland, is expected to assist local tech firms penetrate the East European market, South Korea’s ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:49

China's Zhao named new head of ITU

Incumbent deputy secretary-general Zhao Houlin was elected Thursday to head the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the next four years, becoming the organization's first leader from China.   Zhao, 64, received 152 votes among 156 member states who voted, far more than the 7...

Updated : 2014.10.23 10:30

UAE bids to host next ITU meeting

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will bid to host the next quadrennial conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), its official said Wednesday."Following the successful hosting of three mega events back in 2012, the UAE was pleased and honored to have trust and confidence...

Updated : 2014.10.22 21:27

[Herald Interview] Graphene oxide new tool in fight against diseases

A leading South Korean biochemistry researcher believes graphene oxide ― oxidized sheets of carbon atoms ― will eventually play a key role in conquering hepatitis C, cancer and genetic diseases.This...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:07

Northeast Asian powers face off over 5G tech

BUSAN ― South Korea, China and Japan are about to face a tight race to rapidly adopt and commercially launch fifth-generation wireless communications technology ahead of each other as the Internation...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:46

ITU to elect new secretary-general this week

The members of the International Telecommunications Union are set to vote for a new secretary-general this week, along with 64 other key seats on the body, organizers said Wednesday. The related proce...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:45

ICT growth hinges on investment: minister

South Korea’s ICT minister said Wednesday the most important factor for emerging countries to build ICT infrastructure that touts sustainable development is corporate investment, adding that there ar...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:44

Start-ups, SMEs display disruptive tools at IT show

BUSAN ― At the World IT Show held in BEXCO, on the sidelines of the ongoing International Telecommunication Union conference, it is not hard to spot the big, shiny exhibition booths of tech giants Sa...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:43