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South Korea showcases latest satellite

A media delegation from South Korea visited the Thales Alenia Space satellite production facility in Toulouse, France, to examine Koreasat 6A and its payload. The visitors heard that the launch is on schedule for the winter of 2024-2025. The satellite uses Thales Alenia’s flight-proven Spacebus 4000 system, and will replace Koreasat 6 currently in orbit. […]

November 30, 2023

Riedel’s Artist, Bolero Intercom Systems for Miyagi Television Broadcasting

Riedel Communications has announced that Miyagi Television Broadcasting, a key broadcaster in the Tohoku area in Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, has chosen Riedel’s products to create a communication ecosystem. Riedel’s Artist and Bolero systems provide the balance of functionality, performance, and cost required by the broadcasting giant, as well as ease of use and simple maintenance. […]

November 30, 2023

Eutelsat, Hanwha sign connectivity deal

Eutelsat OneWeb and Hanwha Systems have confirmed their distribution agreement for the delivery of satellite connectivity in South Korea. Hanwha Systems is pursuing participation in the ‘commercial low-orbit satellite-based communication system’ project that secures a Korean government network using Eutelsat OneWeb’s satellite network and is also installing satellite communication terminals in remote areas where internet […]

November 29, 2023

South Korea wants to launch more satellites

South Korea already has a small satellite rocket builder, Innospace. It successfully handled a test sub-orbital launch back in March and is using that flight to help develop a vehicle capable of carrying smallish satellites. The test flight of the Hanbit rocket took place from Brazil’s Alcantara launch site. It has announced plans to mount […]

October 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

South Korea wants its own LEO system

South Korea’s government has outlined its plans for a 480 billion Korean won (€338m) R&D investment in low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites as a ‘home grown’ rival to the systems from Elon Musk, Amazon’s Kuiper and OneWeb. According to local reports, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) recently released a ‘Satellite Communication […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Netflix, SK Broadband settle legal disputes

Streaming service Netflix and South Korean ISP SK Broadband have agreed to settle legal disputes dating back some three years relating to the streamer’s payment for network usage in the country. As part of the settlement, Netflix, SK Broadband and its parent SK Telecom have agreed a strategic partnership to provide entertainment experiences to customers. […]

September 18, 2023

Echelon Studios acquires Kim Ki-Duk’s Address Unknown and Bad Guy

Echelon Studios has acquired award-winning feature films Address Unknown and Bad Guy from critically-acclaimed South Korean writer-director Kim Ki-Duk. Two of the filmmaker’s earlier works, both feature characteristically boundary-challenging shock elements. Address Unknown offers an uncompromising view of humanity and the dehumanising effects of war, while Bad Guy tows the line between what is right […]

August 15, 2023

Forecast: Multiplay service revenue in S. Korea at $6.6bn in 2027

South Korea’s multiplay service revenue is projected to experience a gradual yet consistent growth throughout the forecast period. It is forecast to climb from $6.1 billion (€5.5bn) in 2022 to $6.6 billion in 2027, displaying a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7 per cent. This growth will be sustained by an increasing number of […]

June 30, 2023

Riedel Bolero launches in South Korea

Riedel Communications has announced that Dasan SR Inc., a distributor based in South Korea, has successfully launched the Riedel Bolero system during the Hermès Parade Seoul 2023 event, which took place at the Yangjae AT Center in Seoul. The event marked the first official successful launch of the Riedel Bolero 2.4GHz system in South Korea. […]

June 28, 2023

Forecast: South Korea mobile service revenue set for growth

The total mobile services revenue in South Korea is predicted to increase from $20.1 billion (€18.7bn) in 2022 to $23.2 billion in 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3 per cent, mainly driven by the robust growth in M2M/IoT subscriptions and mobile data services segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. […]

May 25, 2023