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Korea's KT spearheads mobile WiMax operator group

Posted: 25 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Sean Shim? KT Corp? WiMax? WiBro? Axalto?

Korea's KT Corp. disclosed that it has established an international community of 21 overseas telecommunications operators to build a global "roaming belt" for the service.

Meanwhile, Axalto last week jointly announced the commercial launch of a WiBro universal IC card that will let subscribers connect to the WiBro service using a notebook PC, PDA or smart phone. KT is scheduled to commercialize WiBro service in South Korea beginning next month. Trial services are under way in Seoul and surrounding areas.

KT and the 21 community-member companies, from 15 nations in Asia, America and Europe, recently gathered for the inaugural session of the WiBro Mobile WiMax Community. KT declined to identify the member companies but said the community is the first of its kind for mobile WiMax.

The company is also a board member of the WiMax Forum, which is working to facilitate the deployment of broadband wireless networks based on the IEEE 802.16 standard.

- Sean Shim
EE Times

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