KT taps Laurel Networks for edge router deployment

17 September 2003 Pittsburgh, PA Lightwave -- Laurel Networks Inc., provider of service edge routers, has announced that KT Corp. (formerly Korea Telecom) has deployed the ST200 Service Edge Router to deliver advanced Internet services at the edge of KT's KORNET network.

17 September 2003 Pittsburgh, PA Lightwave -- Laurel Networks Inc., provider of service edge routers, has announced that KT Corp. (formerly Korea Telecom) has deployed the ST200 Service Edge Router to deliver advanced Internet services at the edge of KT's KORNET network.

Laurel's ST200 enables KT to leverage its metro Ethernet network to provide business customers with a high-speed upgrade path from TDM-based DS-3 circuits to 100-Mbit/sec or 1-Gbit/sec Ethernet connectivity. Using the ST200, KT is offering Internet services with BGP peering as well as an optional service to block undesirable websites as specified by their customers. KT chose Laurel after the ST200 won a competitive benchmark test (BMT) that included thorough testing of IP routing, forwarding performance, quality of service (QoS), and security (including denial of service prevention). Further deployments of the ST200 are planned in points-of-presence throughout South Korea's major business centers.

"The ST200 Service Edge Router proved to be more than capable of supporting KT's next-generation high-speed Internet services with the wire-speed performance and security we require to deliver advanced services to our customers," reports Y.G. Jeoung, senior manager, KT. "Beyond its complete IP routing support, the ST200 alone has the architectural flexibility and scalability that allows us to cost-effectively turn on a range of sophisticated services as our needs evolve over time."

The ST200 was designed from the ground up to create profitable data services at the edge of an IP/MPLS backbone network. With a distributed, edge-optimized architecture combining Internet class routing, full port-by-port multi-service capabilities, and a sophisticated service management infrastructure, the ST200 supports current and future service provider requirements.

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