Remote services grew, but subsidiaries in traditional industries contract in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Workers at telcos' call centres at the city of Daegu, the epicentre of COVID-19 in South Korea, will work from home.
Following launches in West Africa, the South Korean telco is set to expand the rollout of its epidemic prevention platform to Southeast Asia as well.
The expanded coverage will deploy Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) through its networks.
SK Telecom and Sinclair Broadcast Group will invest $33 million into a joint venture that will develop solutions based on the ATSC 3.0 standard.
South Korean telecommunications giant KT will collaborate with its Kenyan counterpart Safaricom and health authorities to build an epidemic prevention platform in Kenya.
SK Telecom, South Korea's largest wireless operator, has announced that Samsung, Ericsson and Nokia will be the preferred bidders for 5G equipment with Huawei noticeably absent.
The government expects fifth-generation (5G) network to be commercialized in March 2019 and deployed nationwide by 2022.
The South Korean tech giant will supply its compatriot telco with NB-IoT solutions.
The change from analogue to LTE network on the subway will allow real-time video streaming for station personnel.