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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WiBro Gets Voice, but Who Cares?

Source: The Korea Times
Despite the massive pre-launch hype, WiBro (wireless broadband), South Korea's homemade portable Internet standard, looks as overrated as the Matrix sequels and New Year's resolutions.

Now, the country's high-tech policymakers, grasping for explanations, are desperate to give the muted technology a voice, literally.

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) Tuesday confirmed its plans to allow voice calls on WiBro-enabled devices and assign them phone numbers that start with the 010 prefix, which is used by all three of the country's mobile-phone carriers ― SK Telecom, KTF and LG Telecom.

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