South Korea is getting a 300Mbps LTE-Advanced network this year

In addition to delicious food and infectious K-pop, South Korea is also home to some of the fastest, if not the fastest, Internet connections on the planet. While U.S. LTE connections get slower with all of the clogged airwaves, South Korea is preparing for even faster LTE by the end of the year.

Most of us in Europe and North America try not think about how much we’re getting smoked by Asia in terms of internet speeds, but here’s another reminder: residents in South Korea will soon enjoy 300Mbps wireless on carriers SK Telecom and LG’s U+. That follows a similar effort by CSL in Hong Kong, which achieved the same speed by combining two 20MHz LTE bands. However, SK and U+ will use so-called LTE-Advanced 3-band carrier aggregation tech, marrying three bands to achieve the higher speeds.

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