South Korea prepares to launch a 10Gbps fiber Internet service

South Korea is set to get the world jealous with an impressive new 10Gbps fiber Internet service, with SK Broadband to introduce the new super-fast Internet connection at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union to be held at Busan’s BEXCO Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the National Information Society Agency on October 20.

Get your jealousy ready, world: South Korea, already the undisputed global leader when it comes to broadband speeds, is set to unveil 10Gbps (gigabits per second) Internet service at a conference in Busan on Monday. SK Broadband announced last week that it was going to introduce 10Gbps broadband service at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) on Oct. 20. To put this into perspective, a 10Gbps broadband connection would be able to transfer 1GB of data in 0.8 seconds, which is about two blinks of an eye. The company will set up a booth at the conference to give attendees a chance to experience what 10Gbps feels like. The booth will also allow visitors to compare 10Gbps with slower speeds, such as 100Mbps (megabits per second) or 1Gbps, according to BusinessKorea.

By Carl Durrek

Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *