Everyone’s talking about South Korea’s upcoming internet speeds: the country’s largest ISP, SK Broadband, has announced its plans to introduce a 10gbps service- let’s say that again: that’s ten gigabits per second. Put another way: a full-length HD-quality movie at that speed will download in just seven seconds.
Keep in mind that Korea already has one of the fastest internet speeds in the world, averaging 25mbps (or double that of America). But this will blow everyone out of the water.
South Korea has had quite a stormy time these last few years. The Sewol Ferry disaster is still causing headaches for the government, compounded by fresh news coverage of thousands of Korean tourists who abuse women in other countries, such as Vietnam and the Philippines, where reports of Korean comfort women, left abandoned and pregnant, are growing every day.
Certainly, it is in the field of technology that Korea is progressing best; the success of companies such as Samsung and LG, as well as South Korea’s forward strides in things like robot development.