“KT Freetel Ltd., South Korea’s second-largest mobile service provider by sales, said Friday it is seeking to get the rights to distribute Apple Inc.’s iPhone in South Korea,” In-Soo Nam reports for MarketWatch.

“KT Freetel, which controls about a third of South Korea’s mobile service market, aims to leapfrog market leader SK Telecom Co. with its high-speed downlink packet access, or HSDPA, services, which were launched in early March,” Nam reports.

“HSDPA, which is an enhancement to the global third-generation wireless technology WCDMA, allows faster and seamless data transfer on mobile phones, enabling users to use multimedia features such as video telephony,” Nam reports.

“Motorola is the sole foreign vendor in Korea and sells its phones to the subscribers of SK Telecom,” Nam reports.

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