KT Joins the Flash-OFDM Band

The artist formerly known as Korea Telecom to trial Flarion's Flash-OFDM for IP-based wireless broadband services

February 4, 2003

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- Flarion Technologies, the architect of the 'IP-friendly' flash-OFDM wireless broadband system, and KT, formerly known as Korea Telecom (KOSPI: 30200, NYSE: KTC), Korea's leading carrier for broadband Internet services, today announced that KT will conduct a field trial of Flarion's flash-OFDM wireless broadband system in Seoul, Korea. "KT is the market leader in broadband Internet services and has been the leader of the Korean telecommunications industry for over 100 years," said Deok-Rae Lim, VP, Service Development Laboratory, KT. "Flarion's wireless broadband technology has the potential to extend our broadband Internet services leadership with new portable Internet services, and in combination with our NESPOT public hotspot service using wireless LAN technology, move us towards IP-based broadband Internet connectivity. KT has been focusing on new growth businesses, as evidenced by our NESPOT ZONE. Flarion's ability to interoperate with a wireless LAN provides KT the opportunity to offer differentiated wireless broadband coverage to our customers". With Flarion's flash-OFDM technology, mobile users experience performance, security and bandwidth comparable to an office LAN or home broadband connection, without any modifications to the user settings, applications or content on their existing computing devices. KT will conduct a field test of Flarion's system robustness, performance and transparent delivery of enterprise and consumer applications over an end-to-end IP network infrastructure. KT will deploy multiple Flarion RadioRouter(tm) base stations to test handoff and utilize existing towers and infrastructure for backhaul. KT employees will use Flarion's PC card modems for their laptops and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), to field test broadband Internet access, enterprise productivity applications, as well as gaming. The field trial will be conducted in Seoul and will start in April 2003, utilizing the 2.3GHz frequency band. With Flarion's technology, the operator only requires 1.25MHz of paired FDD spectrum to deliver a 'LAN-like' data experience. Flarion TechnologiesKT Corp.

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