Korea sci-tech agency implements first 100G network

Staff writer
07 Oct 2011


Ciena and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) announced the deployment of the first 100G network in Korea.


KISTI will leverage Ciena’s industry-leading coherent optical technology to expand its network capacity to support enhanced collaboration across the nation on science and technology initiatives for the industrial, academic and corporate sectors.


KISTI is a leading national research institution in Korea providing science and technology services to the public, offering domestic and foreign bibliographic information resources, a supercomputing and high performance research network, and intelligent technical information management systems.


KISTI has been leveraging Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform since 2005 for its international backbone link to the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD), an advanced optical infrastructure connecting scientists and researchers worldwide.


In a network expansion set to begin in the coming weeks, KISTI will deploy Ciena’s 6500 equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors as well as Ciena’s Common Photonic Layer to connect its GLORIAD link to the Korea Research Environment Open NETwork (KREONET), a national research and development (R&D) network managed and operated by KISTI.



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