SK Broadband, one of South Korea's largest broadband service providers, recently deployed Alcatel-Lucent's (News - Alert) 100G optical coherent technologies to meet subscriber demand for IPTV (News - Alert), high-definition video, high-speed Internet access, VoIP, and advanced business services in Seoul and the neighboring GyungGi province.
Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced optical technology helps SK Boradband to address fast-growing data traffic loads cost-effectively while providing the quality and reliability South Korea's demanding consumers and business users expect.
This advanced fiber optic networking technology will also help the company to maintain low cost and reduce power consumption.
"SK Broadband is a top player in one of the world's most competitive markets for communications services, serving a population that has very high expectations in terms of service quality,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Asia Pacific for Alcatel-Lucent. “Our 100G technology, proven in the global market, will dramatically expand the capacity of SK Broadband's network, helping ensure an excellent quality of experience for their subscribers. As importantly, we are providing SK Broadband with a flexible platform that they can use to expand their capacity to 400G down the road, with only a minimal investment."
In addition, Alcatel together with and SK Broadband has introduced a new 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber optic network in the country to offer a new variety of consumer and business broadband services.
The 100G optical coherent technology is incorporated with 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), developed using the company's recently introduced Photonic Service Engine (PSE), 400G chip.
The 1830 PSS is built to offer high capacity, performance, agility and intelligence for the transportation of very large amounts of data over long distances. With the 1830 PSS, SK Broadband can aid a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair and utilize the existing optical infrastructure and expand capacity as needed to meet growing demand.
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Edited by Braden Becker