SK Telecom eyes creation of worldwide tracking network

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SK Telecom eyes creation of worldwide tracking network

SK Telecom is looking to develop a global network utilizing so-called Internet of Things (IoT) technology to track valuables, cargo and even people through small computer chips.

The country’s top telecommunications provider already established such a network, which it calls a “long-range network,” or LoRa, domestically in June.

To potentially take the technology global, the country’s top telecommunications provider is hosting a conference called the LoRa Alliance at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel from Tuesday till Thursday. Over 300 businesses involved in developing IoT technology will discuss standards for the network, marketing strategy and security issues.

SK Telecom is also taking part in IoT Week 2016 organized by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning at COEX in southern Seoul. The company will live-stream a suitcase, attached with a tracking device connected to a LoRa module, arriving in France from Seoul today.

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