Lucent Technologies to expand Dacom's backbone network

27 August 2003 Seoul, Korea Lightwave -- Lucent Technologies has signed a contract with Dacom, one of South Korea's leading wireline and broadband service providers, to supply optical networking systems to expand its DWDM backbone network and also to build out a storage DWDM network for its enterprise customer, Korea's Supreme Court.

27 August 2003 Seoul, Korea Lightwave -- Lucent Technologies has signed a contract with Dacom, one of South Korea's leading wireline and broadband service providers, to supply optical networking systems to expand its DWDM backbone network and also to build out a storage DWDM network for its enterprise customer, Korea's Supreme Court.

Under the contract, Lucent will deliver and deploy the Metropolis Enhanced Optical Networking (EON) system, a DWDM metro optical system designed to eliminate bottlenecks in metro networks caused by increasing data traffic. The systems will be used in three metropolitan areas of Seoul: Inchon and Daejeon as well as major cities in Gangwon province.

The ring-based optical networking solution allows Dacom to expand the bandwidth of its existing network and deliver new revenue-generating high-speed services such as Gigabit Ethernet and interoperable storage solutions to its customers.

This contract marks the first time that Metropolis EON is being used as a storage networking application in Korea, say Lucent representatives. Metropolis EON will allow Dacom to provide its key customer, the Supreme Court, with business continuity in the wake of a disaster along with other storage networking wavelength services.

"The number one priority for enterprise customers is network reliability," contends Hee-jae Lee, vice president of the Transmission Network Unit, Dacom. "Lucent's proven optical networking technology will help us meet the expectation on premium-level services from enterprise customers like the Supreme Court. Reliable storage networks expanded by these new systems will make our networking environment even more efficient and flexible."

Developed with the help of scientists at Bell Labs, the Metropolis EON is a 32-channel DWDM system that supports a range of transmission rates from 16 Mbits/sec to 10 Gbits/sec. Its ring architecture also offers improved service reliability and provides business continuity services for backups and disaster recovery by having multiple data centers online and synchronized.

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