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KT offers gigabyte download speeds with introduction of GiGA LTE service

16 Jun 2015

South Korea’s KT Corp has reportedly constructed a new mobile network service which is capable of offering gigabyte speeds to customers. According to Mobile World Live, KT’s ‘Giga LTE’ service utilises both Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Wi-Fi technologies to offer the increased speeds, with the cellco said to have recorded a peak speed of 1.17Gbps when connecting via the combined infrastructure. A KT representative was cited as saying that with 200,000 LTE base stations and 140,000 GiGA Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, the majority of the population already has access to the new GiGA LTE service. However, only those 4G customers using Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models will be able to take advantage of the new service once they update their firmware, with the cellco having reportedly worked with Samsung to develop the GiGA LTE technology. Looking ahead, a further five to six compatible handsets made by GiGA LTE are expected to be released in the latter half of 2015, while some models made by LG Electronics may also support the service.

South Korea, KT Corp

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