Chiaro Networks taps P & H Telecom as Korean marketing partner

January 2, 2003--Chiaro Networks today announced a marketing services agreement with Korea-based P & H Telecom, whereby P & H Telecom will market Chiaro's IP routing platform, Enstara, to Korean service providers.

Jan 2nd, 2003

Chiaro Networks today announced a marketing services agreement with Korea-based P & H Telecom, whereby P & H Telecom will market Chiaro's IP routing platform, Enstara, to Korean service providers.

With a total population of about 47 million, Korea is one of the fastest growing broadband markets in the world today; approximately 30 percent of total households having broadband access, contend Chiaro representatives. The government has promised 100% broadband coverage. This level of broadband adoption will move the country's current telecom transmission network into a broadband sensitive packet switch / VoIP network, driving the need for high quality (99.999% reliability) 6+ Terabit Core Routers such as Chiaro Networks' IP routing platform, Enstara. The Korean government has funded the expansion and conversion to this next-generation network.

"We're pleased to have joined forces with P & H Telecom, the company that offers unprecedented knowledge of the Korean market," asserts Ken Lewis, president and chief executive officer of Chiaro Networks. "Today's services providers--in Korea and around the world--are struggling to manage costs while consolidating networks and services. Our platform, Enstara, offers a seven-year life cycle with increased reliability, scalability and the simplicity of one router per site. That means less complexity and cost savings within the network," he contends

"Korea is at the forefront of technology deployment with the highest broadband adoption rate of any country," adds H.N. Huh, founding partner at P &H Telecom. "Korean service providers are striving to meet the broadband demands of its customers, while transitioning to an IP network with 5-9's availability. Chiaro's Enstara is the only platform to offer true 'carrier class' reliability while reducing costs."

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