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Epsilon Telecommunications launches three points of presence across South Korea

data centers , cloud providers and Internet service providers .
The connectivity services can be accessed on-demand via Infiny , Epsilon ’ s networkas-a-service ( NaaS ) platform . The Infiny platform currently interconnects 280-plus PoPs across Epsilon ’ s high-performance global network .

Epsilon Telecommunications ( Epsilon ), a

KT Corp . subsidiary and leading global interconnectivity provider , has launched three points of presence ( PoPs ) to provide customers with direct access to South Korea .
Strategically located in the heart of Seoul , Epsilon ’ s on-demand network now extends into one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world .
The PoPs are located in MokDong IDC 2 , KINX Gasan IDC and KT Hyehwa . These new PoPs provide Epsilon ’ s customers with direct connectivity to South Korea ’ s digital infrastructure and ecosystems spanning
“ We ’ re really pleased to be working with KT to launch our strategically located PoPs to support customers entering the South Korean market , as well as local customers seeking to expand beyond its borders ,” said Michel Robert , Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Telecommunications . “ We ’ ve also added additional cloud providers to our ecosystem including KT Cloud , KINX IXcloud , NHN Cloud and Naver Cloud , delivering greater options to customers for all their cloud needs – a great example of the continual evolution of our data services .”

Nokia and TPG Telecom set new 5G uplink speed record in Australia

Nokia and TPG Telecom have announced they have hit a 5G uplink speed of 2 Gigabits per second ( Gbps ).

Using TPG Telecom ’ s 5G mmWave spectrum , this milestone was achieved during a live demonstration at the Nokia 5G Futures Lab in Sydney , Australia .
The new Australian 5G uplink record , which follows on from a number of Australian 5G speed records announced by Nokia earlier in the year , will enable Nokia and its customers such as TPG Telecom to offer ultra-high-performing , low-latency services for Industrial and IoT applications which are heavily reliant on high-speed uplink connectivity . The solution is expected to be fully deployed next year as devices that support this capability become available .
The live demonstration involved a commercially available Nokia AirScale 5G mmWave base station utilizing TPG Telecom ’ s 26 GHz spectrum to connect , over the air , to a 5G device powered by a Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System featuring fourth-generation Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave antenna modules . Additionally , Nokia deployed its industry-leading Carrier Aggregation ( CA ) technology to fully leverage the available spectrum assets . The CA setup included four component carriers of 100 MHz each in the 26 GHz band .
The demonstration also leveraged Nokia ’ s 5G Core to provide the speed , intelligence and security for testing the delivery of new advanced 5G services .
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