The world’s fastest Internet will theoretically, get even faster. South Korean telco KT Corp, which is the country’s largest, has just announced that they will be commercializing their fastest mobile network, which will be called the Giga LTE. It uses the current LTE network, which is considered to be one of, if not the, fastest in the world and combines it with Wi-Fi connections. Now if only it would be available elsewhere, we would all be happy campers.
But let’s be jealous of South Korea for a little while okay? This new network will actually give you speeds of 1.17Gpbs, which is already 15 times faster than the current LTE, which is already pretty fast compared to other LTE networks elsewhere. It is also four times faster than the current fastest network in their market, the tri-band broadband LTE-Advanced and gives up to 10 times faster the upload speed.
Having the GIGA LTE will further differentiate KT Corp from its competitors, and will give them the competitive advantage to bring the 5G network for the first time in the South Korean market. The head of their network division, Oh Sung-mok emphasized that the GIGA LTE is actually two or three years beyond the current technology and they will “spare no efforts” in order to discover and develop even more advanced technologies. They currently have 200,ooo LTE base stations and 140,000 WiFi hotspots all over the country.
KT Corp has actually collaborated with Samsung to develop this technology, and owners of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will actually be some of the first to experience GIGA LTE through their firmware update. KT Corp has to work fast to establish this new tech as their competitor, SK Telecom, has also announced they are commercializing their mobile network technologies this month as well.
VIA: Korea Herald