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SK Telecom’s revenues rise 3% in Q3

South Korean operator SK Telecom saw its revenues rise on subscriber base growth while EBITDA was flat in the third quarter of 2008.

CDG sees members move to LTE, mobile WiMAX

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today released a statement claiming that CDMA operators will be among the first to deploy next-generation mobile technology such as LTE and mobile WiMAX.

Virgin Mobile USA swings to Q3 profit

Virgin Mobile USA swung to a third-quarter net profit of US$4.1 million and heralded its US$39 million recent acquisition of rival MVNO Helio a success.

BlackBerry debuts in South Korea via SK Telecom

South Korea’s largest mobile operator, SK Telecom, is to offer the BlackBerry Bold smartphone and BlackBerry Enterprise Server software to corporate customers before the end of the year. The deal marks the first time the BlackBerry has launched in South Korea.

LiMo Foundation ups presence in OS battle

The LiMo Foundation – tasked with creating a mobile Linux-based open-source operating system that can be quickly designed into a handset – unveiled a number of announcements today after being out of the spotlight for a while.

Industry kickstarts Smart SIM project

Global operators including SK Telecom, KTF, Orange, SoftBank and Telenor, together with smart card vendors Gemalto and Giesecke&Devrient, are teaming up with the GSMA to trial and develop ‘Smart SIM’ technology.

Sony Ericsson to enter South Korea

Sony Ericsson will enter the South Korean mobile market with the launch of its Xperia handset, notes Telecompaper.

SK to invest US2.2B in new growth ventures

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile operator, has a war chest of over US$2 billion to invest in new areas of growth over the next five years to offset slowing growth in its domestic market, the operator’s new chief executive said today

SKT deploying WiBro network in Amman

TeleGeography reports that South Korea’s SK Telecom has announced that it will launch WiBro services in Jordan before the end of May.

SK Telecom revenues edge up 1.4% in Q1

SK Telecom reported first-quarter sales of KRW2.877 trillion (US$2.2 billion), up 1.4 percent from a year earlier on a small increase in subscriber numbers, reports Telecompaper.