SKT follows rivals in offering unlimited voice and text

South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom (SKT) announced it will introduce new data-centric plans, with unlimited voice and text, after rivals KT and LG UPlus made similar offers following pressure from the government to reduce household telecom expenses. SKT, …

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Korean regulator KCC again fines 3 mobile players over subsidies

The Korean Communications Commission (KCC) has once again fined the country’s three mobile operators for offering illegal handset discounts. The regulator imposed fines of KRW1.59 billion ($1.42 million) on LG Uplus, KRW930 million on SK Telecom and KRW870 million on KT, …

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SK Telecom again faces probe for high subsidies

South Korea’s SK Telecom (SKT) once again is facing a probe by the telecoms regulator for giving customers illegal subsidies for smartphones at its retail outlets. The Korea Communications Commission is looking into only SKT after conducting routine inspections at …

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South Korea claims subsidy bill has led to lower mobile costs

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning claimed that a new bill aimed at increasing the transparency of handset subsidies has benefited consumers as they have shifted to lower-cost plans since the regulation was introduced three months ago. …

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Penalties unlikely to curb Korea’s illegal subsidies – brokerage report

Fines by South Korea’s regulator on mobile operators for giving new customers illegal subsidies are deemed unlikely to curb the widespread practice. Last week the country’s three major operators were each fined KRW800 million ($717,000) for not reducing their subsidy levels …

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