KT taps Novera Optics for additional 30,000 DWDM PON lines

Feb. 15, 2007
FEBRUARY 15, 2007 -- The new deployment will increase the total number of Novera-supported Korea Telecom lines to more than 100,000, say Novera Optics representatives.

FEBRUARY 15, 2007 -- Korea Telecom (search for Korea Telecom), the largest communications carrier in Korea, has launched a new deployment of DWDM PON technology from Novera Optics (search for Novera Optics) with advanced operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) features. The new deployment will support Korea Telecom's broadband subscribers and increase the total number of Novera-supported Korea Telecom lines to more than 100,000, say Novera Optics representatives.

Novera Optics' DWDM transport technologies are being deployed by Korea Telecom for Internet and data services through Novera's SpeedLIGHT platform.

"Korea Telecom's deployment of additional lines shows their confidence in our DWDM technology," contends Bernd Hesse, vice president of marketing and business development at Novera Optics. "In the last year and a half, they have deployed over 100,000 lines over a SpeedLIGHT transport platform. During that period, our technology has proven its ability to provide Korea Telecom's customers with the bandwidth they need," he says. "In addition, the platform is scalable and offers an easy upgrade path to meet their customers' needs in the future."

Implementing DWDM PON (search for WDM-PON) point-to-point bidirectional optical links through a single feeder fiber, SpeedLIGHT provides Korea Telecom with an easy upgrade path, symmetrical bandwidth (downstream and upstream), and multiprotocol transparency for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) applications, says Novera.

As a transport platform for fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) deployments, SpeedLIGHT improves the ability of service providers to deliver the bandwidth their customers need now and in the future, claims the company. Using Novera Optics λ -PON (Lambda-PON) DWDM FTTx technology, SpeedLIGHT eliminates the need for wavelength-specific optical network units (ONUs) and does away with the problems of bandwidth sharing, bandwidth upgrades, and mixed-service delivery on a passive optical network (PON).


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