JANUARY 18, 2007 -- Dongwon, an optical communications equipment supplier in Korea, and chip maker Teknovus (search for Teknovus) have announced that Korea Telecom (KT) has selected Dongwon's FTTH offering, based on Teknovus's chips, for major deployment throughout Korea. KT, Korea's largest service provider, is deploying Dongwon's FTTH equipment as part of its nationwide broadband network that will deliver triple-play services.
Teknovus says it is the sole winner of KT's current benchmark performance test. Dongwon represents Teknovus' third equipment vendor win with KT. Previously, Teknovus announced wins with Samsung and Corecess. Teknovus adds it has extensive current and ongoing deployments throughout Korea through its equipment vendors.
A KT representative stated, "Teknovus' chipsets are continuing to fulfill our requirements for enabling advanced video services while meeting strict QoS [quality of service] performance and cost parameters. Teknovus's Turbo EPON provides KT with the roadmap to support faster and faster speeds for advanced video services."
Dongwon's FTTH equipment enables service providers to cost-effectively deliver triple-play services over a passive FTTH network. Dong Ho Lee, senior vice president of IP/optical networks of Dongwon, remarked, "Our winning solution, based on Teknovus's chips, was selected for deployment following rigorous testing by KT. With Teknovus, we are supporting KT's transition from a copper-based, last-mile network to a fiber-based infrastructure, taking advantage of lower opex while adding premium services. We are matching the cost of VDSL at 1000 times the speed. Teknovus is carrier-grade. Their Turbo EPON provides us with a roadmap to 10G systems."
"We are delighted to announce our third win with KT," stated Greg Caltabiano, president and CEO of Teknovus. "KT is a leader in broadband access and services for its subscribers. We are honored to have Dongwon as a partner with their advanced FTTH solutions."