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KT Eyes Free Wi-Fi Roaming in Korea, China, and Japan

May 23, 2017 16:33|May 23, 2017 16:33
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KT, one of Korea's big-three telecom service operators, plans to launch a free Wi-Fi roaming service covering the whole East Asian region including Korea, Japan, and China.

 

The company announced on May 22 that it held a general meeting of the “Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement" in Chengdu in Xichuan on May 19. The meeting is a strategic consultative body that KT formed together with China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo to strengthen partnerships.

 

During the meeting, KT proposed an idea of allowing the users of the telecom operators in the three countries to share free Wi-Fi services.

 

If KT's proposal is accepted by China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo, the users of KT telecom services would be able to use the Wi-Fi networks of China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo.

 

Without making any extra effort, KT users could have access to free Wi-Fi network in China and Japan simply by selecting the networks run by China Mobile and NTT.

 

At present, China Mobile runs about 4.5 million access points within China while NTT about 180,000 APs in Japan.

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