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Table: Korea: The Wireless Frontier


South Korea leads the world in cutting-edge wireless services. Here's a look at life on the frontier:

WATCHING TV

Can't get home in time to watch your favorite show? That's no problem for Koreans, who use mobile phones to view an array of TV programs.

LISTENING TO MUSIC

New cell phones from Korean companies like Samsung and LG double as MP3 players that store hours' worth of digital music.

CHECKING TRAFFIC

Closed-circuit cameras located along highways and city streets beam images of traffic directly to wireless phones.

BALANCING THE BOOKS

Wireless online banking is one of Korea's hottest trends. People use cell phones to check real-time stock quotes, trade securities, and transfer funds.


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