KT Selects Aquantia to Deliver Multi-Gig Ethernet to Korean Homes

  • Aquantia
SAN JOSE, CA — Aquantia, a provider of multi-gigabit Ethernet, announced a collaboration with KT Corporation (KT), a South Korea telecommunications provider, to deliver 10-, 5- and 2.5 Gbps network speeds over the existing copper cables in today’s networks. In addition KT plans to deliver a minimum of 2.5 Gbps service to customers residing in buildings where the number of copper cables is limited to only two pairs. This infrastructure configuration is extremely common in apartments and other small and medium-sized buildings throughout Korea. This joint effort will address the needs of KT as the Korea Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) implements its “10Giga Internet” pilot project.

Korea is one of the world’s most connected countries with nearly 18 million broadband subscribers and is one of Asia’s largest economies. The Ministry of Science and ICT is aiming for 50 percent 10 Gig internet coverage by 2022. It is working with leading technology companies to develop the core technologies and full range of equipment necessary to deliver 2.5, 5 and up to 10 times the performance of outdated Gigabit Ethernet.

Jeon Hong-beom, executive vice president of the KT Convergence Technical Institute said, “The joint development of this multi-gig Ethernet technology will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively address the needs of our customers in apartments, houses and buildings across the country. Aquantia is the key partner delivering the fundamental enabling technology to reach our customer base with 10Giga service.”

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