SK Telecom will soon increase its network capacity by four times with 40Gbps transmission, and prepare its network for transition to 100Gbps capacity in the future.
The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ 100G-ready optical network equipment for a cost-effective capacity expansion. The system uses dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), where a number of different “colors” or wavelengths of light transports data down the same optical fiber, each carrying information at 40G.
“Korea is one of the most advanced broadband markets in the world, and is home to a vast number of growing smart device users. As data traffic continues to surge in this country, operators are considering plans for terabit optical transport networks or 100G,” said Paul Tyler, head of APAC region at Nokia Siemens Networks.
As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver its dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) platform to SK Telecom.