Hanaro Telecom taps Alcatel-Lucent for optical networking equipment

July 5, 2007
JULY 5, 2007 -- Alcatel-Lucent says it will supply optical networking equipment to increase Hanaro Telecom's network capacity, which will allow the carrier to accommodate subscriber growth and the increased bandwidth requirements driven by the "hanaTV" video-on-demand (VOD) and "hanafos" high-speed data services.

JULY 5, 2007 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search for Alcatel-Lucent) has signed a contract with Hanaro Telecom, a major broadband service provider in Korea, to support its network expansion. Alcatel-Lucent says it will supply optical networking equipment to increase Hanaro Telecom's network capacity, which will allow the carrier to accommodate subscriber growth and the increased bandwidth requirements driven by the "hanaTV" video-on-demand (VoD) and "hanafos" high-speed data services. The project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2007.

"With the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's advanced optical network, we address our growing broadband traffic demands with enhanced efficiency and cost-effectiveness," explains Seung-Seog Lee, chief technology officer at Hanaro Telecom "Upon completion, this project will allow us to deliver the most advanced services with the highest quality and reliability and to be prepared for deploying interactive IPTV service in the near future."

"This contract further sustains the traction of our optical networking solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, where we have experienced significant growth over the past quarters," adds Frédéric Rose, president of Alcatel-Lucent activities in Asia-Pacific. "This achievement also confirms our commitment to assist our customers in their move to next-generation optical networks."

Alcatel-Lucent is providing its 1626 Light Manager (LM), a multi-reach DWDM platform operating up to 40 Gbits/sec, and 1353 Network Manager (NM), which enables easy and fast service provisioning and network management, say company representatives. Its rollout will further raise Hanaro Telecom's network efficiency, ultimately reducing its operational costs, claims Alcatel-Lucent. The new deployment fits with Hanaro Telecom's plans to increase the flexibility and intelligence of its optical infrastructure, having already deployed Alcatel-Lucent's 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC) and data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems.


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