SK Broadband, a Seoul-based telecommunications company and a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Telecom, announced last November 1 that they have completed the development of a ten-Gbps subscriber line solution which can transmit up to 2.5 Gbps to subscribers via a 4-pair UTP LAN cable. The company, together with the SK Telecom Network Technology Institute, developed this line solution for the first time in Korea and has confirmed that they are ready to commercialize it.
The ten-Gbps internet transmission solution can offer an internet service up to ten times faster than the existing one-Gbps internet service. It will also provide subscribers with a speed of 2.5 Gbps to ten Gbps per line and 1 Gbps or more per terminal. The advanced service is up to ten times faster than the existing one-Gbps internet. This service is needed for a surge in data to be kindled by the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) among others.
The existing one-Gbps internet is limited to 1Gbps, so subscribers may experience a slowdown in internet service speed when using simultaneous services such as wired high-speed internet, IPTV, and wireless Wi-Fi services. Subscribers can now use more than one-Gbps wired and wireless internet services at the same time if the four-pair 2.5GHz solution is applied.
SK Broadband has also finished preparing to commercialize the NG-PON2 (Next Generation-Passive Optical Network 2) solution that can provide 40-Gbps trunk lines to guarantee a 2.5-Gbps speed per subscriber line. NG-PON2 solution received the top service award in the advanced ten-Gbps service solution sector at the BBWF-Broadband World Forum, the world’s largest international broadband wired network technology forum held in Germany this year.
SK Broadband, formerly known as Hanaro Telecom, was founded in 1997 and it is South Korea’s largest broadband internet access provider.