Korea Telecom chooses Nortel for first long-haul DWDM network

21 August 2003 Seoul, Korea Lightwave -- Nortel Networks has built the first optical long-haul DWDM network for Korea Telecom, Korea's leading carrier. The network was sold through Growell Telecom Ltd., a Nortel Networks distributor. The network -- based on Nortel Networks OPTera Long Haul 1600 Optical Line Systems -- is designed to help Korea Telecom address new business opportunities in one of the most connected, Internet-savvy countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Aug 21st, 2003

21 August 2003 Seoul, Korea Lightwave -- Nortel Networks has built the first optical long-haul DWDM network for Korea Telecom, Korea's leading carrier. The network was sold through Growell Telecom Ltd., a Nortel Networks distributor. The network -- based on Nortel Networks OPTera Long Haul 1600 Optical Line Systems -- is designed to help Korea Telecom address new business opportunities in one of the most connected, Internet-savvy countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Korea Telecom's new optical network includes point-to-point connections from Gwangju, Kohung to Cheju Island (351 km) and from Gwangju, Namhae to Cheju Island (513 km).

According to Sun-Cheol Gweon, managing director of network planning (headquarters), Korea Telecom, "The strong global customer acceptance and proven cutting-edge technology were important factors in our choice of Nortel Networks optical solution."

OPTera Long Haul 1600 is a 10-Gbit/sec platform that uses DWDM to split light into as many as 80 channels to maximize capacity on each fiber pair. OPTera Long Haul 1600 uses Raman amplification to provide unrepeatered submarine links of up to 350 km.

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