Intel joins with Korean firm on wide area WLAN

KT, South Korea's largest fixed-line operator, is joining with Intel to develop wireless broadband technologies. The partnership between the two companies will join WiBro, a homegrown portable Internet technology designed to provide wider coverage than wireless LAN services, with WiMax. Korean government officials believe WiBro has the potential to become a strong complement to the 3G wireless networks and over 18,000 WLAN hotspots installed nationwide. The South Korea Communication Ministry predicts 9.5 million WiBro users by 2012.

For more information on WiBro and WiMax:
- read this Korea Herald article

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