| KT Corp., Korea's top fixed-line operator and |
internet service provider, said Sunday
it has launched wireless Internet
network service in Rwanda,
according to the Yonhap News.
The communications network service for
Internet access, dubbed "WiBro," cost
$7.7 million to build and links major government
agencies in the capital city of Kigali, the KT noted.
KT said it hopes the service, which was
launched last week in the African nation,
will serve as a stepping-stone in
the company's bid to further
tap the African market.
Samsung Electronics Co., and seven other
companies joined the project, said KT,
which won the deal last year.
WiBro, one of the world's major third-generation
wireless Internet standards, is a
homegrown wireless Internet access
technology developed by KT that enables
broadband-like Web connectivity even
when a user is in motion.
The technology competes with