Who: Korea Telecom
Vitals: Korea's incumbent telco, founded in 1981, privatized earlier this decade. KT has about 37,000 employees.
Why you should care: After mobile competitor SK Telecom announced plans to acquire broadband carrier Hanarotelecom, KT's CEO has acknowledged the incumbent wireline firm is considering merging with its mobile spin-off KT Freetel. KT has been aggressively investing in Mobile WiMAX-like WiBro, so if KT brings in a mobile unit, the deal could pose an interesting challenge for KT in determining what roles different forms of mobile broadband should play.