KTF, South Korea’s second largest mobile operator, announced its plans to debut a pilot mobile service that will use WiBro, the homegrown, improved version of WiMax.
The new service will be launched sometime in November 2009 and it should allow customers to make voice calls at cheaper rates and, thus, to promote the use of WiBro.
At the moment, WiBro (shortcut for Wireless Broadband) is used only for Internet connections on laptops, netbooks and other such devices.
The use of WiBro for mobile phone services is expected to heat up the competition between South Korea’s giant carriers: KTF, SK Telecom LG Telecom.
Via Yonhap News
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