South Korea develops new high-speed data transfer technology

A South Korean research group said it has developed a wireless data transfer technology which gives users a faster and more convenient way of sending large-sized files to nearby electronic gadgets, an Asia Pulse report said.


The report said the state-affiliated Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) unveiled the UWB-based data transfer technology in a demonstration held at the Ministry of Information and Communication.


UWB stands for ultra wideband, which promises transfer speeds of up to 100Mbps to nearby devices such as personal computers and digital camcorders.

UWB is emerging as a successor to Bluetooth, experts believe.


The development is the third of its kind following similar developments in the US and Israel, the report said.


The ETRI expects the UWB technology to replace the current USB and other data transfer ports embedded in electronic gadgets, forecasting its market to grow to $20.7 billion by 2009.