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Windows 7: South Korea aims to make 1,000Mbps the standard by 2012


18 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
South Korea aims to make 1,000Mbps the standard by 2012

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South Korea is already considered the country with the fastest broadband for the masses (it offers 12Mbps on average), but it's not quite satisfied with simply being first in the world. Most Western world countries are promising to guarantee everyone 2Mbps connections for the near future and the highest speeds ISPs currently offer are either 50Mbps or 100Mbps. Meanwhile, South Korea is looking to forge even further ahead by boosting its broadband speeds to 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) by 2012, according to the BBC. The South Korean government is encouraging enterprises to spend the 34 trillion Won ($30.63 billion) required to complete the scheme, a figure that is roughly comparable to the country's annual education budget. "I think in the future we will really see a data deluge - data will explode over the network," said Lee Suk-Chae, chairman of Korea Telecom. "And you cannot handle that data traffic only through the mobile internet. Although there will be LTE, still you won't be able to handle all that traffic. Fixed line is essential to support that traffic and in that sense, I think people want to watch the content they want anywhere, anytime, and to satisfy their demands you need to have a strong network, maybe a gigabit internet." Chae says that only 10 percent of data transfer is through 3G networks in South Korea, while 70 percent comes through Wi-Fi. Given the number of hotspots in the country's urban areas and the many times faster it is, we're not surprised.
A speed of 1Gbps in the Asian nation translates to maxing out your connection at a download speed of 128 megabytes per second. In other words, downloading a 700MB movie would take 5.47 seconds, a 4.7GB DVD would finish in 37.6 seconds, and a 50GB Blu-ray disc would appear on your computer in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. It looks like many South Koreans will soon be downloading at speeds the rest of us can only dream of.
Source: South Korea aims to make 1,000Mbps the standard by 2012 - TechSpot News

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18 Oct 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

I think I will move to S Korea. I can't get a decent connection over 1Mb where I live.
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18 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

God almighty, what is going on.

The UK has only just grasped download speeds of 49mb/s, and thats if your lucky to be in a catchment area for cable.

It will be at least 2 years or more for BT to fully roll-out speeds of upto 50mb/s with there new fibre-optics cabling.

I really think this country is stuck in the past of technology almost.

When it came to the Engineering/building age, the UK was the greatest, now come the technology age and the UK is falling behind... dramatically!

Lucky
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18 Oct 2010   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just to keep it apples to apples, one must keep in mind that 1Mbps does not equal 1MB/s.
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18 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Well South Korea wants speed because many of them are active gamers who play online games a lot and of course, we all want it faster right???

Fiber optics is a good solution for now.
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18 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My download speed is 150kbps

I'm moving to Korea
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18 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

lol I wanna be re-incarnated as a korean citizen D:
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18 Oct 2010   #8

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
God almighty, what is going on.

The UK has only just grasped download speeds of 49mb/s, and thats if your lucky to be in a catchment area for cable.

It will be at least 2 years or more for BT to fully roll-out speeds of upto 50mb/s with there new fibre-optics cabling.

I really think this country is stuck in the past of technology almost.

When it came to the Engineering/building age, the UK was the greatest, now come the technology age and the UK is falling behind... dramatically!

Lucky
This is what's going on.
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18 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 8.04 & 10.04 LTS Server
 
 

Also BT in its infinite wisdom has decided to roll out fibre in exactly the same places as virgin has already done - makes no sense at all, but then does anything BT does make sense - No never lol

And from what i hear in the UK the last part of the line will still be copper (BT lines. not sure about virgin)
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18 Oct 2010   #10

 

why would anyvone need that kind of speed... i think 10/10 is more than eneugh for evryvone ..
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