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As is well known, South Korea has been continuously voted the most popular destination among North Korean defectors ever since the Korean peninsular was cut into twain in 1948. The South Korean government now appears even more determined to retain the top spot in the hearts of North's emigrants, even if it takes a ridiculously fast 1Gbps internet connection to lure them to the country.
Substandard jokes apart, the government is now talking with private players regarding its plan of introducing widespread 1Gbps internet access by 2012, encouraging them to spend the 34 trillion Won (£19bn) needed for the plan.
“I think in the future we will really see a data deluge - data will explode over the network. And you cannot handle that data traffic only through the mobile internet. Although there will be LTE, still you won't be able to handle all that traffic,” Lee Suk-Chae, chairman of Korea Telecom, told the BBC.
“Fixed line is essential to support that traffic and in that sense, I think people want to watch the content they want anywhere, anytime, and to satisfy their demands you need to have a strong network, maybe a gigabit internet.”
So how does this make you feel, Rest of the World?
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