What is Wibro, WIBRO (Wireless Broadband)

Wibro Stands for Wireless Broadband, data transmission by radio waves developed jointly by Korean telecom industry and the Korean government whose initial tests date back to February 2002. Wibro (Wireless Broadband) communication technique uses radio waves (frequency of 2.3 GHz) and allows a maximum theoretical speed of 30 megabits per second over a range between 1 and 5 kilometers.

Wibro (Wireless Broadband) Specifications

In practice, Wibro (Wireless Broadband) is a wireless point to point communication technique, tailored to serve low-cost sparsely populated areas where the fiber is not an option. Today it competes directly with WiMAX Technology, But some specialists minimize incompatibilities, The WiMAX Technology is still growing, and different techniques deviant a day coexist.

The WiBro (Wireless Broadband) provides eventually flow down between 1 and 3 Mbps and between 128 and 512 Kbps for upstream. The response time is around 150 milliseconds.

The Ministry of Information and Communications Korean published in late July 2004, the national technology WiBro (Wireless Broadband) and appointed in late August 2004, operators who can take the adequate radio spectrum. Korea Telecom (KT) to deploy broadband band wireless in Korea last year.

Since late July 2004, the technical specifications of WiBro (Wireless Broadband) were issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications Korean. In late August, an appeal was launched by the government from operators. Three of them replied, SK Telecom, Hanaro Telecom and LG Telecom. In January 2005, the three operators have obtained license rights against some 86 million euros. This year, laptops bimodes WiBro-3G should appear on the market, followed in 2006 by various services. Other industrial operating on the WiBro (Wireless Broadband) is Samsung, Dacom and Powercom. The first lines WiBro (Wireless Broadband) will be established in Seoul and its vicinity early 2006, then expanded to 84 cities across the country by June 2006.

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