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As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

AirPlug wins operator support for channel bonding platform

South Korean startup AirPlug is gaining traction for its multi-network channel bonding technology, having won a deal with KT Media Hub that is aimed at reducing data traffic generated by mobile TV viewing.

SK Telecom names Nokia Siemens Networks as its 100G optical supplier

SK Telecom, Korea's largest wireless operator, on Monday began incorporating Nokia Siemens Networks' 100G technology into its existing 40G network.

AT&T, Verizon LTE users suck up 36% more data than 3G users

The availability of LTE service is prompting mobile customers to consume substantially more data, particularly among those who have large data plans, according to a new whitepaper.

SK Telecom: VoLTE, RCS and LTE-A carrier aggregation all on deck

SK Telecom announced it will commercialize VoLTE and RCS service later this year and will also commercialize LTE Advanced with carrier aggregation in the second half of 2013.

SK Telecom claims multi-carrier LTE first

South Korean operator SK Telecom has launched what it says is the world's first pilot service for Multi-Carrier (MC) LTE technology, with an eye to a commercial launch in July.  

Court orders KT to keep 2G network running

Korea Telecom’s LTE launch is in jeopardy after a domestic court ordered the telco to keep its 2G network lit.   The order arrived just hours before the switch of

Koreans sue Apple

Trouble is brewing for Apple in South Korea, where nearly 30,000 citizens are backing a lawsuit over the collection of location information by its smart devices.   A to

...and gaming addiction in Korea

South Korea has established clinical treatment centers for citizens addicted to the internet.   Web gaming is cited as one of the main triggers of addiction, which youn

DSL still dominates Asia-Pacific broadband, despite FTTP strides

With countries like Korea boasting the fastest gaming download speeds in the world, it's easy to understand why many assume that in the Asia Pacific region, copper-based DSL is dead. But while it is