SK Telecom taps Alcatel-Lucent’s packet optical transport system for mobile backhaul network

DECEMBER 15, 2009 -- Korean information and services provider SK Telecom has signed a new contract with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a mobile backhaul network and assist SK Telecom’s Packet Transport System (PTS) business in its network evolution.

DECEMBER 15, 2009 -- Korean information and services provider SK Telecom has signed a new contract with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) to deploy a mobile backhaul network and assist SK Telecom’s Packet Transport System (PTS) business in its network evolution.

The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s hybrid mobile backhaul offering will enable SK Telecom to benefit from greater flexibility and scalability and address its subscribers’ growing needs for advanced IP-based mobile applications on top of existing services, the systems vendor asserts. SK Telecom also will be able to leverage high-speed connectivity, network availability, and backhaul capacity to enhance its customers’ experience.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS). The 1850 TSS is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META).

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