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2008-09-09 06:00:14

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo website on 9 September Three telecom companies have been given licences to operate the internet protocol television (IPTV) service which enables users to watch TV over high-speed networks. KT, Hanaro Telecom and LG Dacom, the country's three leading broadband providers, will launch the IPTV service in late October, offering programmes from terrestrial broadcasters, like Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) and Education...

2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Glitch in S. Korea's First Military Communications Satellite"] SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - A technical glitch rendered South Korea's first military communications satellite inoperable on Friday, interrupting services to the nation's military and other private clients, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, started having problems...

2008-09-05 06:00:16

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - South Korea's first military communications satellite returned to normal service following more than half a day of being out of communication after it was hit by a technical glitch, the satellite's operator KT Corp. said Friday. Mugunghwa 5, which was built by Alcatel of France and put into orbit in 2006, was fully operating as of 3:54 p.m. [ 0654 gmt] Friday afternoon, about 14 hours after the glitch...

2008-09-05 03:00:07

By Blecken, David SK Telecom hunts for an agency to launch a new brand into Korea's web market SEOUL SK Group's SK Telecom has called a pitch for a creative agency as it prepares to launch the SK Broadband brand into Korea's competitive internet market. SK Broadband will be the new name for Hanafos, the broadband provider operated by Hanaro Telecom. SK Telecom took control of Hanaro last year after purchasing a near 40 per cent stake for 1.1 trillion won (US$1.1 billion).The rebranding...

2008-09-02 09:00:16

Citizens living in rural areas near Gongju City in Korea's Chungcheong Province can now access the Internet as well as municipal network services thanks to the deployment of a new geographically broad wireless mesh network by Korea's KT Corporation and integrator LANS Co. Ltd. The "Gongju u-City" (Ubiquitous City) project uses technology from Firetide Inc., a leading developer of wireless mesh and access networks, to reduce the coverage gaps between urban and rural areas and provide IP-based...

2008-08-11 09:00:49

Acme Packet has announced that Korea Telecom has selected the company's Net-Net session border controllers for its international VoIP peering service. At the interconnect borders with its wholesale customers, Acme Packet said that its Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) satisfy Korea Telecom's (KT's) critical security, service reach maximization, SLA assurance and revenue and cost optimization requirements. At these borders, Net-SAFE, Acme Packet's security framework, provides denial...

2008-07-25 09:00:34

South Korea's leading mobile carrier loses profits in second quarter SEOUL, July 24 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's leading mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Thursday its earnings in the second quarter fell 26 percent from a year earlier. As costs on marketing soared, SK's net income decreased to 298 billion won (295.34 million U.S. dollars) in the April-June period, down by 105 billion won from a year ago, SK said in a regulatory filing. Sales gained 3.12 percent to 2.93 trillion won in...

2008-07-08 21:00:13

TASHKENT. July 8 (Interfax) - Uzbektelecom Mobile (Uzbek Mobile, Uzbektelecom's branch), the country's mobile phone operator, has completed the modernization of its CDMA-450 network at a cost of $6.6 million, Uzmobile's technical director Galina Gafurbekova told the press on Tuesday. China's Huawei, under a contract with Uzbektelecom, has delivered and assembled 70 base stations, installed two and upgraded one exchange for 40,000 numbers. "We have test-launched a CDMA-450 network in nine...

2008-06-16 12:00:50

Super-iMAX, a telecommunication provider in Uzbekistan, has selected Posdata, a mobile WiMAX solution provider, to supply mobile WiMAX equipments. Posdata will provide Mobile WiMAX base stations, ASN-gateways, network management systems, as well as terminals for service subscribers. The system is based on 2.3GHz profile 1B and includes the latest Wave 2 technology, which supports Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output technology. The deployment of the newly developed Mobile WiMAX network in...

2008-06-16 12:00:17

Alloptic, a global leader in the development of RF over glass (RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) solutions for CATV, telecom, and private network operators worldwide, today announced that they have received the highest score awarded by the prestigious Broadband Gear Report for their MicroNode(TM) product. The ranking identifies the MicroNode portfolio as an "excellent product with technical features and performance that provides clear and substantial benefits." "The Diamond...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.