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KT unveils technology enabling 1Gbps speeds over two-pair cable networks

16 Jun 2016

South Korea’s KT has reportedly developed the first 1Gbps networking technology capable of being extended to customers on existing two-pair cable networks, according to Telecom Asia. With the technology in question designed to improve the modulation between internet exchange points and subscribers, it allows downlink speeds to be roughly doubled from the 500Mbps maximum available over two-pair wires. As such, KT has claimed the development will allow it to offer 1Gbps services as part of its GiGA broadband portfolio in areas where fibre is not available, without having to lay new wire. An evolution of KT’s existing ‘GiGA Wire’ technology, which allows for download speeds of up to 600Mbps, KT is reportedly aiming to launch ‘GiGA Wire 2.0’ with speeds of up to 1Gbps in the latter half of 2016.

South Korea, KT Corp

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