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Alcatel-Lucent delivers greater bandwidth in South Korea

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 6, 2013
Addresses the high-bandwidth data requirements of enterprises throughout the nation.

Alcatel-Lucent will address the high-bandwidth data needs of enterprises throughout South Korea.

The company has signed a contract with South Korean broadband service provider SK Broadband to this end. Alcatel-Lucent will build South Korea's first packet transport network under the agreement.

SK Broadband, a subsidiary of SK Telecom, will leverage Alcatel-Lucent's Packet Transport Network (PTN) solution to create a new network to transport increasing data traffic.

Alcatel-Lucent's Packet Transport Network (PTN) solution will help SK Broadband to create several new business services/applications for business customers. 

"As traffic from enterprise customers is changing rapidly to data, we need to have network ready and optimised to accommodate those business Ethernet services," said DongBum Shin, head of Network Planning Headquarter of SK Broadband. "We expect that Alcatel-Lucent's Packet Transport Network solution enables us to accelerate our business-to-business growth and prepare for mid-long term network migration to all-IP."

Heart of LTE network

Alcatel-Lucent's PTN solution now serves as the heart of SK Telecom's LTE network. Collaboration between the two companies will deliver advanced business services with superfast data transport network in South Korea.

SK Broadband is replacing its existing transport network that is based on the MSPP (Multi Service Provisioning Platform) technology. This technology can transmit legacy TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) traffic and thus SK is deploying solution from Alcatel-Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent's Packet Transport Network solution will enable SK Broadband to migrate the existing circuit switched network in an effortless manner.

Dedicated Carrier Ethernet network will help enterprises to address the high-bandwidth needs of current and future business applications.

"Enterprise Networking requirements in Korea are growing in complexity and bandwidth levels, and the underlying applications having increasingly stringent performance needs," said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific. "Our new packet transport network serves as a key showcase demonstrating our commitment to SK Broadband's efforts to support the growing business-to-business data needs through a proven optic solution."


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