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Fon partner KT showcasing new, ultra-fast WiFi at Winter Olympics

Fon partner KT showcasing new, ultra-fast WiFi at Winter Olympics

With the 2018 Winter Olympics kicking off this week in PyeongChang, we’re turning our attention towards South Korea for today’s blog post.

KT Corporation, Fon’s partner since 2014 and South Korea’s leading telco operator, is an official partner for this year’s Olympic Winter Games. During the Games, KT, in partnership with Intel and with support from the South Korean government, will be showcasing the world’s first commercial 5G WiFi service at a number of Olympic venues across South Korea. This new technology can deliver speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps, which is nearly three times faster than the existing 1.7 Gbps service.

This demonstration will be the worldwide premiere of the long-anticipated 5G technology, reinforcing KT as a telecommunication industry pioneer and giving visitors to the Winter Games a taste of the future. End-users will have the chance to take part in many, 5G-driven immersive experiences at the event, powered by KT, not to mention the significant acceleration in their overall streaming, as well as data up- and download speeds.

KT presenting 5G WiFi for the Winter Olympics

Fon is proud to offer our partners access to KT’s world-leading, premium WiFi network across South Korea, as well as more than 21 million Fon hotspots worldwide. We’re experts at connecting all kinds of business and end-users to WiFi, using our market-leading, innovative technology. We pride ourselves on our ability to integrate networks with the utmost simplicity and security, taking care of all your operational, billing, and reporting needs for both inbound and outbound roaming traffic.

Are you a telco looking to provide your subscribers with an improved, international roaming offer? Are you considering WiFi offload as a way to manage your data access costs? Then Fon has a number of solutions tailored just for you.

If you’re interested in connecting to our WiFi roaming network, then get in touch today.And make sure you follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first to know about exciting future announcements!