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KT Develops “Giga Microwave” Technology for Rural Deployment

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SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire)KT said on December 3 that it has developed a “Giga Microwave” technology that’s ten times faster than the current 100-Mbps services to be deployed in remote rural areas where fiber-optic cables are infeasible. In remote areas, wireless microwave technology is much more economical than fiber-optic connections.

But the problem is that the existing microwave equipment can offer a speed of up to 200 Mbps and as low as 100 Mbps or below in rural areas. When multiple LTE users are on the same network at the same time, the speed slows down further.

The newly developed giga-speed microwave service can sport up to 600 Mbps for giga-Internet and 210 Mbps for LTE-A service in downlink speed in a series of commercial pilot tests. According to KT, there was no problem of slowing down even when multiple users are on the same network.

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Image Credit: KT / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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