Nationwide WiMax Coverage By 2011 In South Korea

SEOUL — South Korea will be the first country with nationwide WiMax coverage.

Intel and Korea Telecom have already teamed to roll out WiMax-based high-speed Internet service in Seoul, Inchon and Suwon.

But beginning tomorrow, five more cities will be added to their initiative — Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon and Ulsan, as well as the expressways of Gyeongbu, Jungbu, Honam and Yeongdong. And more are on the way.

With its initiative completed in March, WiMax service in Korea, all told, will cover 82 cities, or 85 percent of the total population.

“Just like a seamless transportation network requiring expressways, railroads, and aviation, Korea Telecom will develop a 3W network with Wibro, Wi-Fi, and WCDMA technologies complementing each other to make Korea the world’s best mobile wonderland,” Korea Telecom CEO Suk-chae Lee said in a statement.

Via XBiz