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Korea government launches initiative to attract start-ups

Startup challenge

Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has launched its K-Startup Grand Challenge, an all-expenses-paid acceleration program for 40 start-ups from around the world.

South Korea’s ACRC partners with IBM on cloud-based mainframe

The ACRC said the cloud-based mainframe would make its contact centre operations more flexible and scalable as it looks to consolidate numerous departments in one IT environment

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) in South Korea said this week that it will be working with IBM to test a hybrid cloud platform in a bid to consolidate numerous national public service phone numbers into one integrated call centre.

SK Telecom fires up South Korean LTE network

SK Telecom has launched the first commercial network LTE network in South Korea with the service going live today, 1 July 2011. The network uses 800MHz spectrum using 5MHz of bandwidth, doubling to 10MHz by the fourth quarter of 2011. The network in Seoul comprises of 1,172 Radio Units that act as antennas and 609 Digital Units that handle data. It will also be boosted by the use of one million 800MHz repeaters for seamless coverage across the city and SK Telecom said it will deliver a maximum downlink speed of 37.5Mbps.

SK Telecom eyes LTE-A in 2013

South Korean carrier SK Telecom this week held a demonstration of LTE technology ahead of a planned commercial launch in July, announcing its intention to upgrade to LTE-Advanced during 2013.