Korea’s three mobile carriers will undergo
a 45-day business suspension starting next week,… as punishment for defying government
warnings and providing illegal subsidies. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
said Friday the mobile carriers will be banned from taking new subscriptions between March
13 and May 18th. During that period, two carriers will suspended
at the same time in rotation with the third. Users will also be banned from changing their
mobile device,… unless it has been damaged, lost or used for over two years.
The ministry warned that it will take stronger measures,… if the carriers do not comply.
Korea has three mobile carriers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus.