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S Korean telcos to unlock potential of tech

Models try out a metaverse-powered urban air mobility concept displayed at SK Telecom’s exhibition in Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022. SK TELECOM

One of the world’s largest tech events, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is returning to Barcelona, and South Korea’s telecommunications firms this week are poised to showcase their future technologies for the next decade to come.

Extending their network and connected intelligence technology with respective industrial partners, SK Telecom is set to boast underlying technology to enable flying taxis, while KT brings disinfection robots and LG Uplus presents Korean media contents that run on extended reality.

All three telecom carriers will be setting up the respective exhibitions at MWC 2022 venue Fira Gran Via, before some 60,000 on-site participants from around 2,000 different companies based in 183 countries.

SK Telecom, which has over 30 million subscribers in…

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