July 17, 2006 Petaluma, CA -- Korea Telecom (KT), Korea's largest service provider, has selected the Samsung Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) portfolio, based on Teknovus' GEPON chipsets, for major deployment throughout Korea. KT is building a nationwide broadband network that will deliver premium-grade triple-play services.
"We are meeting the growing bandwidth demands of our technologically-advanced Korea population with our FTTH network," reports Byunghwa Choi, vice president of KT's Technology Evaluation Department. "Teknovus' chipsets fulfilled our requirements for enabling advanced video services while meeting strict performance and cost parameters. We continue to be impressed with Teknovus' highly-integrated solutions and OAM [Operations, Administration, Management], which enable easier installation and support."
"We are delighted to have been selected by Korea Telecom," adds Youngcheol Oh, vice president of the BcN Access Development/Telecommunication System Division of Samsung. "Together with Teknovus, we are enabling Korea Telecom to transition from a copper-based, last-mile network to a fiber-based infrastructure, taking advantage of lower OPEX while adding premium services. We selected Teknovus based on its carrier-grade functionality, ease of integration, and proven chips and software."
"Korea Telecom is a leader in FTTH-based services," notes Rex Naden, CEO of Teknovus. "They understand the needs of their subscriber base today, requirements for the future, and Teknovus' ability to continue to provide them with cost-effective, well-designed chipsets to meet both. We are honored to have Samsung as a partner with their advanced FTTH solutions."