Korean carrier to launch 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced network later this year

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Jan 20, 2014
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  1. Mobile Internet has already eclipsed home broadband speeds in some parts of the world and it only looks to get even faster moving forward. SK Telecom in Korea has announced plans to roll out a blazing fast 300 Mbps service...

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  2. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +137

    And Time Warner's super-awesome 'Turbo' lineup is still limited to 30M/5M in my area... Weeee... I work from home and with that, I need (mostly upload also) speed. I want fiber bad. Or at least something like this. As long as I can get an unlimited flavor.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,298

    Does no one on this site understand how wireless broadband actually works? You will not get 7.5 megabytes per second down on LTE *ever*. You'll be lucky to get half that most of the time. This isn't difficult information to find. However, the writer is correct about wireless being faster than home broadband in many areas, because a few miles beyond the suburbs there IS no terrestrial internet.
  4. complexxL9

    complexxL9 TS Booster Posts: 52   +8

    That is nice and all, but we in Lithuania already have 300mbps :)
    And it costs 69.90 LTL a month (that is roughly 27.44 US Dollars).
    Though I am perfectly fine with my 100mbps, I guess that is one of not so many advantages of living in this country :)
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    3G is still fine by me. I'm in no hurry to spend more.
  6. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 247   +186

    Source please? Indoors in my office building, with only 2 bars of signal I just ran a speed test and got 23mb/s down, 11 up on my Nexus 5. At home it's roughly 30-40% better than both of those numbers too. 4G/LTE are great.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I think you guys have your measures mixed up. Data transmission speeds are measured in megabits, (Mbps) while file size is measured in Megabytes, (MB) A byte is 8 times as much as a bit, so when Psycros says that 7.5 megabytes per second is faster than you'll ever see, I assume he means you'll never download 7.5 MB in 1 second because that would take a speed of 60 Mbps. A speed of 7.5 Mpbs would give you less than 1MB per second, and that's not very fast at all.

    Notice the story above says with 300 Mbps you'll be able to download an 800 MB file in 22 seconds. 300 mega bits of speed divided by 8 is 37.5 MB/s. and if you downloaded 37.5 MB/s for 22 seconds you'd have 825 MB.

    Why they don't just use one measure, I'll don't know, but it is confusing. And I think Psycros is also right about the actual speed. I think those speed measures are like gas mileage. best case scenarios and probably not realistic depending on your proximity to a tower, buildings, trees, and whether you're inside or now.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    That's fast. I'm pretty sure that my SD Card isn't able to keep up with write speeds that quick. So my phone would be a bottle neck for the bandwidth. But then, I don't live where there's 300 Mbps connection speeds, so darn!

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