KT repairs 50 pct of damage from fire


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South Korea’s top fixed-line operator KT Corp. said Sunday it has repaired more than half of the network damage incurred from the fire that broke out in Seoul a day earlier.

“We have fixed 60 percent of the mobile network and 70 percent of the Internet lines, including credit card transactions,” the company said, adding 50 percent of its corporate Internet lines have been repaired as well. 

(Yonhap)

A building of KT, the country’s No. 2 mobile carrier, located in the central Ahyeon district of Seoul, caught fire around 11:12 a.m. on Saturday.

The fire was fully extinguished after 10 hours, and no casualties have been reported, although the property damage was estimated at 8 billion won ($7 million).

Following the incident, mobile and Internet networks in the area were stalled, causing inconvenience to users.

The operation of shops, such as convenience stores and restaurants in the area, was also disrupted as the fire paralyzed their credit card payment systems that use KT’s communication network.

“Our workers tried to enter the building at 11:00 p.m. the previous day after the fire was fully extinguished, but the fire authority did not approve entering the building, citing safety issues,” KT said, claiming it is currently making various efforts to normalize the network disruption.

Local fire authorities and KT anticipate that it may take a week to fully repair the affected network. (Yonhap)


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