Ciena Upgrades SK Telecom’s Network with Advanced Packet Optical Platform

High-capacity Ethernet improves delivery of mobile and business services

HANOVER, Md. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2015-- Ciena’s ® (NYSE: CIEN) 5430 Packet-Optical Platform is being deployed by SK Telecom as it upgrades its nationwide infrastructure to deliver wireless services as well as enhanced wireline business and consumer broadband offerings. SK Telecom’s business and customers will benefit from extremely high-availability, high-capacity and flexible services that are essential for the cloud and other high-bandwidth, web-scale applications, such as those required for streaming video.

Key facts:

  • SK Telecom is Korea’s largest telecommunications company with more than 28 million mobile subscribers. Deploying Ciena provides SK Telecom a robust, on-demand architecture that can cater to increasing bandwidth requirements.
  • Ciena’s 5430, leverages WaveLogic 3 coherent optics and the latest high density 15 Tb/s switching capabilities to underpin service delivery and will be seamlessly integrated into SK Telecom’s existing nationwide network that is already powered by Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. Ciena’s OneControl will simplify network management, providing visibility and control across SK Telecom’s infrastructure.
  • Additionally, Ciena’s OneConnect control plane technology, which integrates SDH, OTN and high-capacity Ethernet, will enable SK Telecom to seamlessly align services across the entire SK Telecom Group so it can operate efficiently as a single entity.
  • “This deployment will ensure that SK Telecom is able to effectively and efficiently support next-generation mobile and business services, preparing the country for the high-bandwidth future and new innovations, such as software defined networking.”
  • Choi, Seung- Won, Senior Vice President of Network Division,SK Telecom

  • “With Ciena’s converged packet-optical and control plane software platforms, SK Telecom can deliver high-availability, resilient Ethernet services to handle surging demand for cloud computing, HD video and LTE advanced mobile services. In addition, network scalability enables SK Telecom to rapidly respond to unpredictable, changing end-user needs.”

  • Henry Kim, President and General Manager,South Korea, atCiena

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