KT triples the Wi-Fi speed at 3 Seoul Starbucks branches

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KT triples the Wi-Fi speed at 3 Seoul Starbucks branches

KT will triple the speed of the internet at some Starbucks Korea branches starting today.

The company announced Monday that it will offer 10 GiGA Wi-Fi services at three Starbucks Korea branches. The cafes are in the Jongro Tower in central Seoul and COEX and Kyobo Tower in Gangnam District, southern Seoul.

According to KT, the 10 GiGA Wi-Fi will enable consumers to use the internet at a speed of 4.8 gigabits per second (Gbps). This is three times the speed previously offered by the coffee chain, which topped out at 1.7 Gbps.

The upgraded speed is meant to ensure the internet is still smooth and fast when multiple users are connected at once. In the past, customers complained about the internet slowing down when many users tried to connect at once.

KT plans to expand the service to all of Starbucks’ premium Reserve stores in Korea by September.

By Song Kyoung-son
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