KT via its satellite subsidiary, KT SAT plans to use the latest 5G mobile technologies in outer space, applying quantum cryptography to satellite communication, and providing a blockchain service for secure data sharing.
KT SAT is working on providing KT's 5G mobile service via satellite to remote areas where Internet access is not available, removing barriers between onshore, maritime and space telecommunications.
KT SAT is also pushing for commercializing quantum cryptography with its satellites by joining KT Group's drive to participate in the national project of research and development on the latest secure method of transferring data. To improve customer convenience, KT SAT is seeking to use blockchain technology, another promising innovation on cryptography, for maritime satellite services, such as getting real-time information on the use of data, service charges and settlements.
KT SAT, Korea's only satellite service provider, aims to become the seventh-largest satellite operator in the world by 2025, up from its current 18th rank. As two Koreas move toward peace recently, KT SAT expects to launch its satellite service in North Korea, a potential market for communications and broadcasting networks.