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KT's IPTV services suffer disruption due to power supply glitch

This undated image, provided by KT Corp., shows its logo. (KT Corp.)
This undated image, provided by KT Corp., shows its logo. (KT Corp.)
KT Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Monday its internet protocol television (IPTV) services were disrupted for nearly an hour, just three months after the company suffered a major network outage.

The company's Olleh TV services were interrupted from 10:42 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. on Sunday due to a technical glitch in the power supply device of the signal distributor, according to KT and the Ministry of Science and ICT.

Among 304 channels, 205 channels -- including the state-funded broadcaster KBS -- went off air as they failed to receive transmission.

KT estimated that up to 490,000 among its 9.16 million subscribers were affected by the service shutdown.

In October, KT suffered a nationwide network outage of services due to a routing error in the process of upgrading its equipment, crippling businesses, including schools, restaurants, hospitals and other facilities, for over an hour. (Yonhap)

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