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SKT mulls stake in Kazakh mobile firm

SK Telecom (SKT), South Korea’s largest mobile operator, has confirmed its potential interest in Kazakhtelecom’s mobile unit, Mobile Telecom-Service, reports Dow Jones Newswires today. “We’ve been seeking business opportunities overseas…

South Korean giants in chip development alliance

South Korean firms Samsung, LG and SK Telecom are to join forces to develop advanced semiconductors for smartphones and digital TV, the country’s government said today.

SK Telecom profit rises 4.6%

South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom reported a 4.6 percent rise in second-quarter net profit despite higher marketing costs, mainly due to a rise in subscribers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

WiBro under fire in South Korea

South Korea’s deployment of WiBro technology appears to have hit troubled times, with reports suggesting the country’s government and presidential office are considering punishing operators for a lack of investment and could even withdraw their licenses.

SK Telecom halts further investment in S-Fone

South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom is to stop further investment in its Vietnamese joint venture S-Telecom, which operates under the banner S-Fone, due to current economic conditions, according to a TeleGeography article that cites Dow Jones Newswires.

SKT and Bell Labs team on next-gen technology

South Korea’s largest mobile operator, SK Telecom, and Bell Labs (the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent) today announced a partnership to work together on future mobile technology. A joint statement noted that “one potential project involves the two companies working toward defining what the architecture and shape of wireless networks will look like beyond 4G networks that network operators are introducing today.”

South Korea gives green light to Apple’s iPhone

The South Korean telecoms regulator today gave approval for Apple’s iPhone to be sold in the country in a move that could shake-up a local handset market dominated by domestic vendors such as Samsung and LG.

Unicom buys back SK stake, lands iPhone deal

SK Telecom has sold back its 3.8 percent stake in China Unicom for US$1.3 billion as part of a significant shift in strategy for the South Korean firm in China.

Korean ops push back on WiBro

Korean mobile operators want the country’s communications regulator to drop its pro-WiBro policy as it is not a profitable service, reports TeleGeography, citing the Korea Times.