Aquantia, KT to deliver multi-gig Ethernet to Korean homes

Aquantia, a provider of Multi-Gigabit Ethernet, has announced a collaboration with KT Corporation (KT), South Korea´s telecommunications provider to deliver 10G, 5G and 2.5 Gbps network speeds over the existing copper cables, the company said.

As part of this upgrade cycle, in addition to delivering 10G and 5G to its fiber to the home (FTTH) customers, KT plans to deliver a minimum of 2.5G service to customers residing in buildings where the number of copper cables is limited to only 2 pairs. This infrastructure configuration is extremely common in apartments and other small and medium-sized buildings throughout Korea. This joint effort will address the needs of KT as the Korea Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) implements its “10Giga Internet” pilot project.

Korea is one of the world´s most connected countries with nearly 18M broadband subscribers1 and is one of Asia´s largest economies. The Ministry of Science and ICT is aiming for 50% 10Giga Internet coverage by 2022. It is working with technology companies to develop the core technologies and full range of equipment necessary to deliver 2.5, 5 and up to 10 times the performance of outdated Gigabit Ethernet.

Aquantia is a provider of the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure, Access and Automotive markets. Aquantia products are designed to cost-effectively deliver-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic and in emerging and demanding applications such as autonomous driving. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit