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ArrayComm and KT Complete Initial Phase of Ongoing i-BURST Trial.

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SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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, Calif. and SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2003

ArrayComm, Inc. and the leading Korean telecommunications operator KT today announced that they have successfully completed the initial phase of an i-BURST(TM) Personal Broadband System trial. The South Korean field trials, which took place over several months, included highly successful testing of the system's wide-area wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1  capabilities, including data speed, range, scalability, capacity, and interoperability with wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area  "Wi-Fi" service. With trial systems supplied by Kyocera Corp., four companies -- KT, ArrayComm, LG Electronics and Kyocera --jointly performed testing during the trial.

"We expect our new wireless Internet market business in the 2.3 GHz frequency band, in combination with our wireless LAN-based Nespot service, to grow substantially over the next few years," said Deok-Rae Lim, vice president of KT's Service Development Laboratory. "Given the size of this market opportunity, we sought out the i-BURST system for this long-term, resource-intensive testing, and ArrayComm has set a very high benchmark for performance. It really does provide consumers with their own personal broadband connections, and that opens up many new potential markets for our services."

Following this successful initial phase, KT plans to evaluate the i-BURST system's service capabilities using multiple cell sites in a dense urban environment. The evaluation is scheduled for the first half of 2003 and will include interactive video/data conferencing, voice over IP (VoIP), gaming, wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) interoperability, Web surfing Refers to jumping from page to page on the Web. Just as in "TV channel surfing," where one clicks the remote to go from channel to channel, the hyperlink on Web pages makes it easy to jump from one page to another.  and video streaming See streaming video and video stream. . This evaluation is being held in advance of Korea's development of services in the 2.3 GHz frequency band, with key spectrum usage decisions expected later this year.

South Korea leads the world in broadband adoption, with 57 percent of all households and 76 percent of Internet households using a broadband connection. This contrasts with other developed nations such as the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , where only 13 percent of households and 22 percent of Internet households have broadband.

KT's field trials with ArrayComm took place at two sites: Myong-Dong, a densely urban section of central Seoul, and Yang-Pyung, a rural area about 70 kilometers (44 miles) outside Seoul. KT provided space and equipment in its central office facilities for base stations provided by Kyocera, along with new fiber lines, computers and other equipment to ensure a robust test. Since the i-BURST system is a pure IP, end-to-end system, no customization at KT's central office locations was required.

"We are impressed not only with the technical capabilities of the i-BURST system, but also with its ease in moving from local area to wide area coverage," added Mr. Lim. "The i-BURST system can act as a cost-effective broadband alternative for areas not reached by our ADSL See DSL.

ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
 service, as well as a compelling 'untethered' service for our current broadband customers."

Technical achievements in the trials included proven, consistent individual data rates of 1 Mbps and 10 Mbps of total throughput in only 2.5 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.  of spectrum. KT and ArrayComm also showed seamless handoff between wireless LAN "Wi-Fi" coverage and wide area i-BURST coverage, as well as smooth interoperability with KT's Nespot VoIP commercial service.

"KT has committed to deliver the best possible services to their customers across Korea," said Martin Cooper Martin Cooper (born December 26, 1926 in Chicago) is considered the father of the cell phone (as distinct from the car phone). [1] Cooper is the CEO and founder of ArrayComm, a company that works on researching smart antenna technology and improving wireless networks, , chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of ArrayComm. "They understand that consumers will want their Internet service wirelessly when they can have high speed at an affordable price. We're looking forward to continuing and strengthening the strong foundation our companies have built together."

About KT

KT was founded on Dec. 10, 1981, to contribute to social welfare and convenience in everyday life by operating an efficient telecommunications service In telecommunication, the term telecommunications service has the following meanings:

1. Any service provided by a telecommunication provider.

 and developing telecommunications technology. KT announced the space communications Space communications

Communications between a vehicle in outer space and Earth, using high-frequency electromagnetic radiation (radio waves). Provision for such communication is an essential requirement of any space mission.
 era by launching Korea's first satellite, Koreasat 1, followed by Koreasat 2 and 3 over the next few years. KT led Korea into the information age as the nation's major communications company Communications Company is a communications unit of the United States Marine Corps. They are part of Combat Logistics Regiment 37 , 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3MLG) and III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). The unit is based out of the Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. .

KT's broadband service (Megapass) caused a great sensation in the domestic high-speed Internet market. Megapass surpassed 5 million subscribers in Jan. 16, 2003, with a domestic market share up to 48%. KT wrapped up the privatization privatization: see nationalization.

Transfer of government services or assets to the private sector. State-owned assets may be sold to private owners, or statutory restrictions on competition between privately and publicly owned
 process selling the entire government stake. KT promotes 2.3 GHz Portable Internet service as one of four key businesses in 2003. KT will be reborn, not as the public telephone company, but as a progressive and creative company that will lead the way in the global information and telecommunications field.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm, Inc. is the world leader in smart antenna technology. ArrayComm's patented IntelliCell(TM) technology - based on fully adaptive smart antennas - creates dedicated personal cells of voice or data for wireless subscribers. ArrayComm licenses IntelliCell technology to manufacturers and improves the cost, coverage and capacity of any personal communications system. It is installed in more than 130,000 IntelliCell-equipped base stations worldwide, serving more than 10 million people. IntelliCell technology is also the key ingredient of ArrayComm's innovative i-BURST(TM) Personal Broadband System - the only wireless Internet access system that offers the freedom of mobility with the high speed of DSL DSL
 in full Digital Subscriber Line

Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
 at consumer pricing. ArrayComm was founded in 1992, and wireless industry pioneer Martin Cooper is chairman and CEO. The company has more than 250 patents issued or pending worldwide. For more information, please visit

Note to Editors: ArrayComm is a registered trademark, and i-BURST(TM) and IntelliCell(TM) are trademarks of ArrayComm, Inc. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks their respective holders.
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