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KT Joins Philippines' $1.8 Bln Broadband Project

08/17/2018 | By Netmanias

KT, South Korea's largest telecommunications company, will participate in a nationwide project to drastically improve Internet connectivity in the Philippines, gaining a major foothold in the Southeast Asian country and neighboring region.

KT wins a contract for a high-speed communications network project in Gabon

12/24/2017 | By Netmanias

KT will build a high-speed communications network in Gabon, Africa. Gabon's ANINF (Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences) has announced that they have signed a contract with KT worth 9 million euros to build a high-speed communications network in Gabon on the 17th.

KT's 5G WTTx solution proven ready for Giga Internet service

07/15/2017 | By Netmanias

KT announced on July 5th that it conducted a field test of its latest solution '5G WTTx (Wireless To The x)', successfully providing 5G Giga Internet coverage in the ski jump tower located in the Alpensia Stadium where the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games are to be held.

KT Shows off Their Giga Technology Innovation in Boston Massachusetts

06/27/2017 | By Netmanias

On June 12th, KT (CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu) announced that they signed a MOU with the City of Boston and the Digital Equity Project. KT, the City of Boston and Netblazr concluded a three way MOU, to supply GiGA Wire to the historic city of Boston.

KT opens up Home AI era with GiGA Genie, the world's first AI TV

01/30/2017 | By netmanias

KT unveiled GiGA Genie, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) TV set-top box (and also service) at a press conference held on the 17th. The company said the new device/service, developed based on network technologies grafted onto AI know-how it has long accumulated, will bring a new paradigm to consumer services.

Korea has the world's fastest average Internet speeds in Q3 2016

12/20/2016 | By Netmanias

As if Q3 2016, Korea has remained the country with the world's fastest average Internet speeds for 11 quarters in a row, and also with the highest broadband Internet adoption rates, proving its unsurpassed leadership in the global Internet market.

SK Broadband's demoed the world's first 40Gbps Internet service

10/25/2016 | By Yunhee Son

SK Broadband announced last week (on the 17th) that it has developed NG-PON2 platform capable of offering up to 40 Gbps Internet speeds and aims to launch a pilot service to seamlessly serve customer traffic that is ever-increasing due to growing popularity of Giga Internet and UHD IPTV services.

KT’s GiGA Wire using copper line at 1Gbps connects the world, moving beyond Europe

10/19/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Following MWC 2016 in February, KT will present its 1G copper line telecommunication technology (GiGA Wire) jointly developed with Korean manufacturers at the Broadband World Forum (the BBWF), the world’s largest exhibition for wired telecommunication. Held in London, the annual exhibition is expected to be attended by top management of global telecommunication service providers and greatly impact the next-generation broadband network landscape.

Broadband Industry Leaders launch GiGA Wire Alliance to enable Ultra-Broadband Services over Existing Copper Networks

10/18/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Industry leaders launch GiGA Wire Alliance with the goal of promoting worldwide adoption of Gigabit FTTdp/FTTB broadband access solutions powered by the ITU-T G.hn standard. GiGA Wire solutions are based on the open G.hn standard, which enables service provider to use any in-building copper infrastructure (phone lines, UTP cables and coaxial cables) to deliver Gigabit services without the high cost associated with installing new optical fiber.

Nokia and SK Broadband connect first customers with fastest fiber technology

10/17/2016 | By Soojung Lee

Nokia and SK Broadband have provided the fastest fiber access speeds ever to a first set of apartment buildings in Seoul, South Korea, reaching aggregate speeds of 52.5 Gbps.

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang's speech at Harvard Business School - "Intelligent network to open up an post-mobile era"

10/10/2016 | By Dr. Michelle M. Do

KT’s Chairman Chang-Gyu Hwang delivered a special speech last month at Harvard Business School on ‘Power of the Network’, introducing the company’s GiGAtopia (KT’s Forward Looking Strategy) along with details of its network innovation, and highlighting the infinite possibilities that can be brought by the next-generation network.

KT to Establish 1Gbps GiGA-Internet over Telephone Line

09/30/2016 | By Park, Jisung

KT is establishing an environment where anyone in South Korea can use 1Gbps GiGA-Internet by applying many innovative technologies.

SK Broadband presented the world's first '2-pair Ethernet'-based 1Gbps Internet service in both UL and DL

09/30/2016 | By Netmanias

SK Broadband announced last week (on the 21th) that it has successfully developed a solution that enables 1Gbps Internet speeds in both UL and DL over the legacy 2-pair cable without the need of installing extra cables for the first time in the world.

Zhone Technologies Completes Acquisition of DASAN Network Solutions to Create Global Leader in Network Access Solutions

09/14/2016 | By NETMANIAS

In connection with the acquisition, the company issued approximately 47.5 million shares of its common stock, representing 58 percent of the combined company, to DASAN Networks, Inc., the former sole shareholder of DASAN Network Solutions, and changed its name to DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. The company will commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the new symbol DZSI on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

KT signed an MOU with 5 Domestic and Overseas Manufacturers for GiGA Wire’s Entry into Overseas Markets

07/07/2016 | By NETMANIAS

KT is collaborating with domestic and overseas manufacturers to expand the horizon of GiGA Wire. On July 5, KT Institute of Convergence Technology signed an MOU with domestic and overseas companies to further develop GiGA Wire and create a global ecosystem for the technology.

KT has developed the World’s First Gigabit Speed capable of running in Every LAN Environment - 2-par LAN Gigabit Internet

06/14/2016 | By Netmanias

On June 7th, kt (CEO Hwang Chang-gyu, kt.com) unveiled the world’s first 1Gbps internet solution, which can be applied to all customers currently on 2 pairs wire internet connection.

KT, Now Bringing the World’s First ‘Giga Speeds in any LAN’ - 2-par LAN Gigabit Internet

06/07/2016 | By Netmanias

On the 7th, KT unveiled its new solution called ‘2pairs LAN GiGA Internet’, claimed to be capable of supporting 1Gbps for any customers with LAN UTP cabling.

2015 Communication Service Quality Evaluation in Korea - Average LTE Speed, 117 Mbps

12/31/2015 | By NETMANIAS

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of South Korea released on the 30th the results of ‘2015 communication service quality evaluation’. The nation’s average LTE speeds were recorded at 117.51 Mbps, up from the last year’s Broadband LTE-A (3X LTE) speeds of 114.4 Mbps, thanks to 3Band LTE-A (4X LTE) service launched earlier this year.

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