KTF to Launch Traffic Watch for Mobile Phones across Seoul

KTF (Korea Telecom Freetel) announced on Thursday that it will offer a mobile traffic service enabling subscribers to view the traffic situation across Seoul and all national highways on their cell phones. Video will come from CCTVs placed on 127 roads in Seoul and 93 highways by the Korea Highway Corporation and Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation. The service will include traffic speed and other information.

When a customer chooses his departure and arrival points, a function will automatically find the appropriate traffic video from CCTV at the most congested area.To get the service, subscribers must connect to KTF’s wireless Internet service and download a program. The monthly fee is W4,000 ($4).KTF (Korea Telecom Freetel) is a South Korean telecommunications firm, specializing in cellular, or mobile, phones.