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South Korea aims to make 1,000Mbps the standard by 2012

By Emil ยท 60 replies
Oct 17, 2010
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  1. South Korea is already considered the country with the fastest broadband for the masses (it offers 12Mbps on average), but it's not quite satisfied with simply being first in the world. Most Western world countries are promising to guarantee everyone 2Mbps connections for the near future and the highest speeds ISPs currently offer are either 50Mbps or 100Mbps. Meanwhile, South Korea is looking to forge even further ahead by boosting its broadband speeds to 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) by 2012, according to the BBC. The South ...

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Two words:

    Holy. ****.
  3. I'm going to apply for citizenship
  4. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

  5. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Rookie Posts: 71

    This will only be ok if everyone will have moved to SSD as you can't write to a mechanical drive (7200rpm) at 128 MB/s.
  6. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 164   +17

    i'm going to smuggle my self in to SK
  7. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 518   +12

    56k FTW

    just kidding.

    And I was impressed with my 18mbps

  8. zillion

    zillion TS Rookie Posts: 51


    being adopted away from SK suddenly seems to be the worst thing that have ever happend to me....

    Guess i have a reasson to seek out my biological parrents ^^
  9. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I honestly still want fibre optic broadband(up to about 100mbps) because I hate the provider I'm with(Sky s***band) I barely get half a MB at the best of times but 1,000mb... =O

    How is that going to happen? sriously you'll need about 10 fibre optic cables going into each street... or house haha =P
  10. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    All this speed is worthless for normal internet usage.
  11. Imagine the amount of porn you can stream with 1000Mbps.
  12. Anshrew

    Anshrew TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Is it not possible for the download to be stored in RAM and then written to the Harddrive at whatever that maximum speed is?

    Seeing as how most computers at at 4GB and above for system memory, I don't see any real problems with such a solution, except maybe power failures and the like.
  13. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 413

    Can I haz?
  14. Ehh doesn't really matter if the backbone performance isn't there. All the ISPs can offer those speeds between their network and the subscribers... but the available bandwidth to the internet is probably going to be less. Here in the states we are way over subscribed, while you can get a 12 or 20 mbit connection to your ISP, that doesn't mean you'll be getting that into the internet. During the day i'm lucky to get 2mbit to the internet in the city where I live because of our connection to the backbone.
  15. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

  16. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 518   +12

    I pay for 18mbps and I can get 16-22. One time, it went to like 3.6MBps when I was downloading from steam. That's almost 29 mbps
  17. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,137   +134

  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,931   +3,304

    Don't you? Suppose you want to stream a Blu-Ray Title. Although, I suppose by the time we get internet at this speed, computers will have 50 Gigs of RAM (DDR-6, that is).
  19. that will solve the lag issue in BFBC2
  20. And I thought my university's 40mbps was fast compared to the 3-4mbps I had at home....FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUCANADA
  21. But Singapore has presently already made it a standard. The government had played a important roll to invest stakes with Pvt sector players to implement a fiber optic network which presently peaks at 1Gbps and has the potential to go higher.
    The present buy in is a 24 month contract at an avarage of 68 Sg $ (additional for home phone alone with TV so the net works out at avg of 68).
    The catch we experience is that since rest of the world is still with avg 2 Mbps you will still feel the Nte is slow or nearly the same unless you are sharing file with a Buddy over on the local ISP NW.
  22. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 968   +58

    yes they have 1000mbps internet in here. the price is approx 400SGD/mth, while the 100mbps is 68-100SGD/mth. do note it only uses fibre-optic connection, hence not all housing is supported. so i guess it's not a standard yet.

    1000mbps ~ 125MBps. heck even my harddrive throughput is not that high. :haha:
  23. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 44


    thant would make all terrabyte hardisk screaming for space
  24. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,931   +3,304

    What, if any, is your point?

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