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

By Emil ยท 60 replies
Oct 17, 2010
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  1. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Thought I might just add that 1,000MB is not 1GB
  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Did you really write that because of 24 MB?
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Its not 1GB.

    It's 1gbps (gigabits per second), or 1000mbps, (megabits per second) and since this is a measure of data bandwidth and thoroughput it is correct to assume 1000, not 1024.

    The binary definition (1024) is used when expressing data storage, e.g. memory, hard disks etc.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,556

    Tsk, tsk, why so greedy? In your situation, a 3 Mbs DSL connection would seem like the future arrived early.
  5. My mechanical hdds write at 130meg/sec each and i have 2 of them in raid 0. The problem would be getting someone to download off at 1gbit. Obviously theses connections would be designed as backbones to hotspots like internet cafes which are everywhere in Korea. Like most people say its easily possible to run networks in Korea due to there small country size. Trying to compete with this feet would be utterly stupid is most large countries.
  6. Comparing an internet structure to 1 year of education is stupid as the internet structure will be there for 10-20 years plus. So by future proofing there internet structure the money they will make in the long run should hopefully pay for the cost of laying the network down. It may not pay for all of it but it won't end up costing the same as 1 year of education.
  7. whats 24 MB here or there when your talking GB speed?
  8. Rod2709

    Rod2709 TS Rookie

    So all they need now is the Nic card to support it..
  9. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    imagine how much more starcraft they could play.
  10. omg i want it in the uk now
  11. RealSlimShay

    RealSlimShay TS Rookie

    It's 5 years later, did they do it or not

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