The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup which took place from 31 May to 30 June 2002 in South Korea and Japan. It was the first World Cup to be held in Asia, the first to be held on a continent other than Europe or the Americas, the last World Cup during which the golden goal rule was in force and the only World Cup to be jointly hosted by more than one nation as FIFA amended its statutes in 2004 to officially forbid co-hosting bids.Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, winning the final against Germany 2–0. The victory meant Brazil qualified for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the fifth time, representing the World. In the third place play-off match against South Korea, Turkey won 3-2 taking third place in their only second ever FIFA World Cup finals.China PR, Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia made their first appearances at the finals with Turkey making its first appearance since 1954.
The tournament had several upsets and surprise results which included the defending champions France being eliminated in the group stage after earning a single point and second favourites Argentina also being eliminated in the group stage. Additionally, Turkey surprisingly took third place and South Korea managed to reach the semi-finals, beating Spain, Italy and Portugal en route. Another big shock came in the opening match of the tournament when underdog debutantes Senegal defeated defending champions France, going on to reach the quarter-finals only to be beaten by Turkey. However, the most potent team at the tournament, Brazil, prevailed and they became the first ever nation to win five World Cups.
KT Corporation (Hangul: 케이티 주식회사), formerly Korea Telecom, is South Korea's largest telephone company.
The formerly state-owned firm is South Korea's first telephone company and as such it dominates the local landline and broadband Internet market, serving about 90 percent of the country's fixed-line subscribers and 45 percent of high-speed Internet users. After selling its wireless affiliate Korea Mobile Telecom in 1994, KT returned to the wireless market with the creation of PCS carrier KTF in 1996.
The company's 2009 merger with KTF, its wireless subsidiary, made it the country's ninth largest chaebol (conglomerate) with nearly 24 trillion won ($20 billion) in assets.
In late 2015 former KT president Suk-Jae Lee was charged of breach of trust and embezzlement. An allegation he denies.
Korea emerged as a singular political entity after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which were unified as Silla (57 BC – AD 935) and Balhae (AD 698 – 926). The united Silla was eventually succeeded by Goryeo in 935 at the end of the Later Three Kingdoms period. Goryeo, which gave name to the modern exonym "Korea", was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. The invasions by the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, however, greatly weakened the nation, which forced it into vassalage. After the Yuan dynasty's collapse, severe political strife followed. Goryeo eventually fell to an uprising led by General Yi Seong-gye, who established Joseon in 1388.
SK Telecom Company, situated in SouthKorea, has inked a deal with three separate IT businesses in Southeast Asia to further its metaverse market plans in the territory ... SK Telecom firmly believes that these multiple collaborations will help advance the user base of ifland, so far as Southeast Asia is concerned.
It noted that the telecoms regulatory bodies and governing authorities in countries like SouthKorea, Japan, Australia, China and Taiwan have launched national 5G strategies and action plans outlining the vision and guidelines to establish 5G ecosystems.
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) Sapeon, a SouthKorean artificial intelligence (AI) processor fabless company, has unveiled its new AI semiconductor for data centre operations ... Sapeon, originally a joint venture created by SK Telecom Co., South Korea's leading mobile carrier; SK hynix Inc., the country's No.
SEOUL, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sapeon, an artificial intelligence (AI) chip startup backed by SouthKorea's telecom-to-chip conglomerate SK Group, has launched its latest chip for data centres, the company said on Thursday, joining the global race to develop AI chips with bigger rivals like Nvidia (NVDA.O).
As per their X post, the collaboration will help SK Telecom to build a secure web3 experience for their users, in SouthKorea...Now, in November, the giant telecom company of South Korea, teamed up with Aptos and Atomrigs Lab, which will enhance the work to venture into a seamless and secure Web3 zone, backed by Blockchain technology in South Korea.
According to the announcement, SouthKorea’s tech giant aims to grow its “affiliations by teaming up with these blockchain firms in a three-way agreement.” ... SK Telecom Wallet Could Boost South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Market. On September 20, South Korea’s National ...
SK Telecom, one of SouthKorea’s leading telecommunications giants, has announced its partnership ... With the number of people involved in crypto in South Korea, SK Telecom aims to expand the accessibility of its wallet to attract more users and improve adoption in the country.
SouthKorea’s largest wireless carrier – SK Telecom – has announced signing a tripartite agreement with AptosLabs and Atomrigs Labs ... SK Telecom also entered a partnership with Polygon Labs to enhance its Web3 ecosystem.