SK Broadband selects Alcatel-Lucent to build South Korea's first packet
transport network to support Ethernet service for business customers
Nationwide network will provide greater bandwidth, flexibility and efficiency
to meet growing demand for data applications from enterprises in Korea
SEOUL, South Korea and PARIS, Feb. 5, 2013
SEOUL, South Koreaand PARIS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alcatel-Lucent
(Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and SK Broadband – a subsidiary of SK
Telecom,one of South Korea's largest broadband service providers – announced
the selection of Alcatel-Lucent to build South Korea's first packet transport
network dedicated to meeting the high-bandwidth data needs of enterprises
throughout the country.
SK Broadband's existing transport network based on the MSPP (Multi Service
Provisioning Platform) technology was designed primarily to transmit legacy
TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) traffic. Using Alcatel-Lucent's Packet
Transport Network (PTN) solution, SK Broadband will be creating a new network
to transport increasing data traffic.
oSK Broadband will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 1850 Transport Service Switch
managed by its 1350 Optical Management Suite (OMS).
oPacket Transport Network solution enables SK Broadband to smoothly migrate
the existing circuit switched network.
oEnterprises will benefit from dedicated Carrier Ethernet network designed
specifically to meet the high-bandwidth needs of current and future
oPTN network will help SK Broadband create a variety of new business
services/applications for business customers.
oKorea, already one of the most connected societies in the world, will
enjoy even more advanced business services with superfast data transport
oSK Telecom deployed Alcatel-Lucent's PTN solution, which now serves as
heart of its LTE network.
DongBum Shin, Head ofNetwork Planning Headquarterof SK Broadband, said: "As
traffic from enterprise customers is changing rapidly to data, we need to have
network ready and optimized to accommodate those business Ethernet services.
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."
Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific region, said:
"Enterprise Networking requirements in Korea are growing in complexity and
bandwidth levels, and the underlying applications having increasingly
stringent performance needs. 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."
About SK Broadband
SK Broadband, a subsidiary of SK Telecom, is one of largest broadband service
providers in Korea. The company provides traditional phone service and
broadband connections to residential and business customers throughout the
country. The services include leased line and network security services for
businesses, IPTV, and video-on-demand programming. Another subsidiary,
Broadband TS, provides telemarketing services for businesses. For more
information, visit SK Broadband's website at www.skbroadband.com.
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