South Korean Operator, KT is collaborating with domestic and overseas manufacturers to expand the horizon of its GiGA Wire technology. Recently, KT Institute of Convergence Technology signed an MOU with a group of domestic and overseas companies to further develop GiGA Wire and create a global ecosystem for the technology.
Under the partnership, KT is collaborating with Marvell, Ubiquoss, Dasan Networks, Lightworks and Dongwon T&I to promote GiGA Wire and to work on establishment of standards for compatibility between devices. Their activities will include joint research and standardization efforts to further develop and promote the application of the technology.
The multilateral MOU is the first step for GiGA Wire developed by KT and Korean companies to enter into overseas markets and is expected to play a catalytic role to build a global ecosystem for the technology. The MOU will lay a foundation for the technology to secure competitiveness in the global market, helping KT to lead the domestic network equipment industry.
Less than a month back, the Operator unveiled GiGA Wire 2.0, the world’s first 1Gbps transmission over standard 2 pairs of in-building copper wiring in Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDUs) - a scenario typically found in most buildings built before the year 2000 (a standard LAN connectivity would require 4 pairs of wires). GiGA Wire was jointly developed by Korean SMEs and KT.