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Wireless IPTV Service Launched by KT
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Wireless IPTV Service Launched by KT
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • August 19, 2016, 01:30
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KT released the Olleh TV Air at the KT Square located in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
KT released the Olleh TV Air at the KT Square located in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.

 

KT released the Olleh TV Air service on August 18.

The service is characterized by providing ultra HD videos based on Wi-Fi connection between an Internet modem and an Internet protocol television (IPTV) set-top box. Because no wiring is required, users themselves can install the service without the help of an engineer.

The Olleh TV Air is to be built into set-top boxes. In addition, the service is to function as a wireless access point (AP) down the road although its function is limited to video transmission for now. This means a set-top box with the built-in service will allow the use of wireless Internet connection anywhere at home without any additional Wi-Fi AP installation.

In order to ensure the stability of the wireless video transmission, KT applies smart channel selection to the service. This technique is to deal with wireless interference by surrounding Wi-Fi signals and search for a Wi-Fi channel optimized for IPTV automatically. Also employed is broadband video traffic quality of service (QoS) that is capable of maintaining a speed of at least 35 Mbps with stability.