South Korea's third largest carrier saw its profit jump due to rising demand for remote services, much like for its compatriots.
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The telco saw digital and media services grow, but demand for traditional services declined in 2020.
SK Telecom and LG Uplus saw their operating income jump over 20% in 2020 thanks to a growth in demand for 5G and remote services.
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