Tuesday, January 08, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, December 21 2007] WiBro Technology Allows Journalists to Work Faster

The reason Koreans were able to follow seemingly every movement of Lee Myung-bak after his election is wireless broadcasting, or WiBro, technology. Reporters trailed Lee on motorcycles, videotaping his every move like paparazzi. They then quickly transmitted their video footage to their networks by simply connecting their cameras to laptop computers.

What made that quick transmission possible was WiBro, which can send data at speeds of up to 24.8 Mbps, which is as fast as high-speed Internet connections used at home. With WiBro, users can send data even while traveling in a car moving at speeds of more than 60 km/h.

Satellite or optic cable systems are usually used to transmit data for broadcasting, but they need a relay vehicle or an expensive portable image compressor. WiBro enables massive amounts of data to be sent using laptops or handset-sized terminals at remarkably fast speeds, allowing users greater mobility.

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