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Korea Telcom To Co-Locate With AboveNet

Korea Telecom, a government telecom and the largest ISP in Korea, will co-locate on AboveNet's West Coast Internet Service Exchange (ISX) in San Jose.

Korea Telecom will have access to AboveNet's significant bandwidth, which currently totals 10.5 Gbps, according to company sources.

In addition, Korea Telecom will also have access to AboveNet's more than 257 private and public peering relationships with leading ISPs in the U.S. and around the world.

Korea's other ISP giant, DACOM, is also located at AboveNet giving the bandwidth provider a majority of Korean traffic coming to the U.S.

"AboveNet's superior global 'one-hop' network and impressive international client list were key factors to our decision to co-locate our equipment at AboveNet," said Seon-Jo Kim, senior managing director at Korea Telecom.

"AboveNet's policy of not competing with its ISP and telco customers allows them to use their own routing equipment and establish additional peering relationships," said Jerry Chen, AboveNet vice president for the Asia Pacific Region.

AboveNet has clients in the region from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Australia which bring a total of more than 950 Mbps of capacity to its network.