Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report showing that the Korean market is witnessing many successful convergence services.
“Convergence Service Trends of Internet Portals, Fixed and Mobile Operators in Korea" reports that Korea has the most advanced wired and wireless networks in the world.
For instance, Cyworld, the most popular social networking service in Korea, is converging with camera phones. Another example is 'Gifticon' that allows users to give Starbucks coffee and others as a gift to their friends via instant messenger or SMS on a mobile handset.
The report highlights that under the environment, convergence service trends of Internet portals, fixed and mobile operators are developing rapidly into a variety of formats.
Authors of the report note that Korea was relatively slow in introducing TV Over Broadband Internet (IPTV), compared to other countries. However, nowadays cooperation between IPTV operators and Internet portals is occurring rapidly, releasing a variety of convergence services at a fast speed. Internet portals are offering hot keyword search as a part of IPTV service.
They further note that the telecommunications companies, preparing IPTV services, are considering convergence with Internet portal services. Multiplatform and convergence have become a key concern among Internet portals, operators, broadcasters, device vendors and entertainment companies.
“Convergence Service Trends of Internet Portals, Fixed and Mobile Operators in Korea” is available from Report Buyer. For more information, see website.
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