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Korean watchdog launches subsidy probe

South Korea’s telecom regulator has begun an investigation into whether operators had provided “excessive” subsidies for handset purchases, warning of tough sanctions for offenders, Reuters reports.

South Korea set for NFC push

The government of South Korea is set to support the widespread rollout of NFC technology, according to a Reuters report. The plan is to install or upgrade 300,000 payment terminals in stores or transport hubs, as well as requiring vendors to add contactless commerce support to new smartphones.

Samsung tops 1M Galaxy S2 sales in SK

South Korean publication JoongAng Daily said that operators in South Korea have activated more than one million of Samsung’s Galaxy S2 smartphones in its first month on sale, enabling the vendor to regain market share lost to Apple’s iPhone.

KT planning international apps push

The Korea Herald reports that operator KT is set to “launch a project to help mobile application developers sell their products overseas.”

South Korean mobile firms slash tariffs

Reuters notes that the South Korean telecom regulator said yesterday that the country’s three mobile operators agreed to lower mobile tariffs and other charges under a government initiative aimed at supporting households.