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KT to introduce per second billing in December 2010

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South Korea’s KT Corp has announced that it is to introduce per-second billing from December 2010, following a similar move by rival SK Telecom (SKT).
According to Dow Jones Newswires, the operator has claimed that the change will enable savings for individuals of up to KRW8,000 (USD7.14) per year, while it said that it expects the total annual savings to reach KRW128 billion.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, SKT, South Korea’s largest mobile network operator by subscribers, revealed that it would alter its billing method back in February 2010; it claimed the move would save its subscribers up to KRW16.8 billion each month. KT had previously indicated that it was not considering a change to the way it billed its customers, while third-placed mobile operator LG Telecom (LGT) has said that it will introduce per-second billing, although it has not been confirmed when it will do so.

The high cost of mobile services has in recent years been an area of focus for telecoms regulator the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), and the decision by both KT and SKT to introduce the new strategy is thought to have met with a positive response by the watchdog.

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