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China's Zhao named new head of ITU

Incumbent Deputy Secretary-General Zhao Houlin of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was elected Thursday to head the organization for the next four years.Officials said 156 out of 193 member states voted. Zhao received 152 votes, far more than the 77 required to be elected."...

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

(ITU) S. Korea clinches US$300 mln in deals at WIS

South Korea's ICT ministry said Wednesday the country's IT firms have successfully won some US$300 million in export deals at the World IT Show (WIS) held along the International Telecommunications Union gathering in Busan.Some 120 local firms, including SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Upl...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:30

(ITU) Corporate investment needed to grow ICT industry: Korea's ICT minister

South Korea's ICT minister said Wednesday the most important factor for emerging countries to build ICT infrastruture that touts sustainable development is corporate investment, adding that there are limits in continuing growth via aid."South Korea held talks with delegates from many count...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:27

Seoul City, Daum Kakao to map alley cats

An online mapping service developed by the Seoul municipal government and top mobile messenger operator Daum Kakao will put alley cats on the grid starting next week, the city said Wednesday.The map, dubbed "Please Look after the Stray and Feral Cats" in rough English translation, is part ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:20

SK Telecom seeks growth momentum with smart ICT

BUSAN ― SK Telecom, South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, proved its prowess in information and communications technology by showcasing smart products and services at the World IT Show, a sideline eve...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:36

Samsung promises 5G debut at 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest handset maker, is making aggressive efforts to launch products based on the fifth-generation network in time for upcoming international sport events, its senior official said Tuesday.While 5G has yet to become a standard, the South Korean tech gian...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:36

SK Telecom publishes Korea’s first 5G white paper

SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has published the nation’s first white paper on fifth-generation mobile communications technology to introduce the key features and prospects for the industry.SK Telecom unveiled the paper during the 5G Global Summit, a two-da...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:34

LG Uplus aims for innovation through 5G

Lee Sang-chul, the vice chairman of LG Uplus, the third-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, has pledged the telecom firm would be fully prepared for the 5G network era, which heralds massive connec...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:34

KT opens network center for Asia traffic management

BUSAN ― KT has opened a network center here to manage superfast cross-border Internet traffic via the world’s biggest underwater cables, connecting South Korea with eight other Asian countries, on t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:33