Korea Telecom Partners with Huawei to Build a Flexible and Efficient Unified Transport Network

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, today announced that its 100G multi-service optical transport network (MS-OTN) solution has been selected for Korea Telecom's metro packet-optical transport network (POTN) project. The solution provides a large-bandwidth, flexible, and efficient unified transport platform to enable Korea Telecom to deliver various services including home video, mobile broadband, and VIP leased lines.

Korea Telecom is the largest provider of Internet and telecom services in South Korea, and is one of the world's first operators to commercialize Giga access and offer 4K video services. In South Korea LTE/LTE-A services are widely deployed, and VIP leased lines and home broadband services, especially for 4K videos, are gaining rapid adoption. Therefore, Korea Telecom’s metro network supports various services and multiple networks. To simplify network architecture and improve operational efficiency, Korea Telecom plans to build a comprehensive bearer network for ultra-HD video, 5G, and high-quality leased line services.

To meet Korea Telecom's requirements for a unified transport network that can support increased traffic and performance requirements for key applications, Huawei will provide an MS-OTN solution that features large capacity and multi-service unified transmission. This solution is designed to build a metro network with simplified architecture that guarantees an optimal user experience.

Huawei MS-OTN solution implements the unified grooming of ODUk, packet, and virtual container (VC) services. It also supports the unified receiving and processing of time division multiplexing (TDM) and packet services, adapting to new services such as HD video, mobile broadband, and large-granularity leased line services. In addition, the solution provides on-demand bandwidth resources and shortens time to market (TTM), greatly improving operational efficiency.

Jeffrey Gao, the President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, said: "Huawei MS-OTN solution will help Korea Telecom build a unified transport network with simplified architecture, maintaining Korea Telecom's leading market position, improving its operational efficiency, guaranteeing an optimal user experience, and helping it achieve business success."

The UBBF is jointly organized by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei, to create a platform for communication between carriers, content providers, consumer electronics vendors, Internet service providers, and regulatory agencies worldwide. Through discussion of the future developments of ultra-broadband, the Forum promotes the commercial success of all industry members and the sound and sustainable development of the ultra-broadband industry ecosystem.


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