While 1Gbps internet connections still remain elusive for most of us, people in South Korea will be able to get an impressive 10Gbps internet connection later this year. SK Broadband, a division of South Korea’s largest mobile carrier SK Telecom, has announced that it’s going to roll out a 10Gbps internet service in the country before the end of this year. This means that users will be able to hit download speeds of over 1GB/sec with the 10Gbps connection.

SK Broadband actually announced its 2.5Gbps service recently and that’s when it mentioned that customers will soon be able to get its 5Gbps and 10Gbps packages as well. It’s going to use its Gigabit Passive Optical Network that’s already delivering the 2.5Gbps service to roll out the 5/10Gbps service as well.

This network technology uses a point-to-multipoint architecture which runs off of a single optical fiber line with several unpowered fiber splitters. A single SK GPON can actually reach peak speeds of up to 52.2Gbps, on paper at least, with the company allowing users to take advantage of this technology up to 10Gbps.

SK Broadband has confirmed that it’s going to roll out this blistering faster internet service in the second half of this year. SK Telecom isn’t the only carrier in the country that’s going to offer 10Gbps internet this year. Korea Telecom, a rival operator, also has a 10Gbps service launch scheduled for September this year.

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