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Introduction

 

 

In the olden days before compasses were invented, our ancestors sailed through the vast sea 

looking at the stars in the sky. Today, Korean companies stand tall at the center of 

the global ICT market as the “stars” giving directions.

KakaoTalk, the NO. 1 messaging application in Korea, changed the game of the mobile messaging 

services market. In March 2010, KakaoTalk started as a simple messaging application, 

but now, after 10 years, it has transformed into a comprehensive platform that provides 

a variety of services including payment, shopping, news, TV, and delivery. 

Downloading KakaoTalk application alone enables almost all the things we do in our daily lives 

here in Korea. The number of KakaoTalk users in Korea is over 45 million, which covers 

most of the population. KakaoTalk's success story extends to the business area, 

betting on another game by introducing an AI personal assistant. 

On April 3, 2019, a Korean telecommunication company succeeded in commercializing 5G services 

for the first time in the world, laying the foundation for building the world's best infrastructure. 

After Korean companies commercialized 5G, the US companies rolled out 5G services in April 

and the UK in May of the same year, but Korean mobile companies took a step ahead, 

widening the gap with continued investment expansion. Comparing various indicators 

regarding 5G service levels among major countries around the globe, it is clearly visible that 

5G in Korea is the best in the world. Now, the Korean communication industry attempts 

to take another leap forward, as it focuses on walking on a more advanced path.

Korea possesses the state-of-the art technology that is unrivaled in the world, 

especially in last-mile technology. A domestic startup, MESH KOREA, has succeeded in digitizing 

the entire delivery and the logistics operation process based on IT and data engines 

in the domestic logistics market. Covid-19 made logistics essential to all companies, 

demanding more efficient, advanced logistic services and MESH KOREA provided the solution 

to the logistics issues to the companies.

The ‘Untact-Industry’ is blooming as Korean companies search for a wise solution to Covid-19, 

the unprecedented disaster in the global economy. In this time of transition, the Financial News 

hosts the 12th Future ICT Forum on June 24th under the theme of 

“Global Compass K-STAR, Finding Its Own Path,” at the Westin Josun Hotel in Sogong-ro, Seoul. 

In this year’s forum, Korean global STAR companies—social media, telecommunications, AI, 

and revolutionary—will introduce their stories as pioneers standing at the forefront of the global market. 

We invite all of you to join us in the journey of knowledge of Korean ICT leadership in the world.




Overview

 

Title : The 12th Future ICT Forum


Theme : Global Compass K-STAR(SNS, Telecom, AI, Revolution), Finding Its Own Path


Date : Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 09:00 ~ 11:30 KST


Venue : Grand Ballroom, The Westin Josun Hotel, Seoul


Hosts : Financial News, Ministry of Science and ICT 


Sponsors : Korea Communications Commission, Korea Internet & Security Agency, 

                    Institute of Information & Communication Technology Planning & Evaluation, 

                    National IT Industry Promotion Agency, Korea Telecommunications Operations Association, 

                    Korea Communications Agency, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute


Contact : The 12th Future ICT Forum Bureau

                 Tel. 02-6965-0026

                 Mail.  8amwon@fnnews.com

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