SK Broadband taps Alcatel-lucent for packet transport network

SK Broadband taps Alcatel-lucent for packet transport network

SK Broadband has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to build a packet transport network to support Ethernet services for its enterprise customers.

The packet transport network (PTN) solution is designed to meet the high-bandwidth needs of current and future business applications and will complement SK’s existing TDM transport network.

“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 region.

“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,” he added.

DongBum Shin, head of network planning at SK Broadband, said he expects the PTN to enable the company to prepare for its mid to long term network migration to IP.

SK Broadband appears to be focussing on upgrades across all areas of its network, with the move following its deployment of 100G earlier this year.

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