KT rolls out city-wide broadband services

05 Apr 2007

(Korea Times via NewsEdge) South Korea's KT recently launched its high-speed mobile Internet services across the capital.

The company said its WiBro services will people on the move to hook up to the Internet at speeds similar to broadband landlines.

"Amazing things that have been deemed far-off dreams are being realized here in Seoul,'' KT president Nam Joong-soo. "These exploits, the first in the world, will raise the competitiveness of Seoul residents.''

Those who want to sign up for WiBro need wireless devices that can accommodate the new service such as a notebook computer or a smart phone.
A one-time subscription fee and a monthly rate will be charged for the service.

Although WiBro debuted across Seoul with much fanfare, experts said the go-anywhere Internet service will struggle to take off.

However, KT said things will change in favor of the Pundang, Kyonggi Province-based company with the advent of new terminals.

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