​KT launches Iron Man-inspired LTE hotspot

South Korean telco KT has launched an LTE hotspot dubbed Iron Egg with designs inspired by Marvel's superhero Iron Man.

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Tony Stark will die without a LTE connection. Image: KT

KT has launched an LTE hotspot with designs inspired by Marvel's superhero Iron Man, the company announced.

Dubbed Iron Egg, the hotspot is coloured red and gold with an LED light at its centre designed like the superhero's characteristic ark reactor on its robotic suit.

The LED light will show battery status and LTE signal strength through various colours.

The charging cradle for the hotspot supports Wi-Fi and LAN. Connecting KT's fixed internet at home to the cradle will change it to a free wireless Wi-Fi extension.

It can also be connected to desktops that don't support Wi-Fi to connect to the internet.

The hotspot packs a 4,000 mAh battery and supports 20 hours of continuous use. It can be used as an auxiliary battery with a cable.

It will cost 154,000 won ($137) with monthly fees of 16,500 won for 11GB data and 24,200 won for 22GB. Sales will begin on Wednesday.

The Marvel character is extremely popular in Asia. Samsung launched a limited Iron Man edition for the Galaxy S6 Edge back in 2015. LG launched X-Men editions of phones back in 2016.

Earlier this week, KT, together with LG Uplus, proposed network standards for quantum key distribution to the ITU.

The telco also applied blockchain to its network and vowed to reach 100,000 tps by next year.

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