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SK Telecom selects Alcatel Lucent's optical solution to enhance mobile data services

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VoicenData Bureau
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Alcatel-Lucent has announced that SK Telecom, Korea's mobile service provider has selected its packet optical transport solutionto upgrade the operator's nationwide wireless data network. The project is currently being deployed.Due to rapid propagation of smartphones and the increase of mobile Internet utilization in Korea, SK Telecom is expanding its mobile data networks so that end users can utilize the services in a more convenient and reliable way.

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The new backhaul network will play a significant role in supporting the customer's high capacity traffic as well as offering of QoS-based services. Alcatel-Lucent's mobile backhaul solution will help SK Telecom to increase its network capacity for the delivery of its WiFi and WiBro services. In addition, it will support its WCDMA traffic and lay a solid foundation for SK Telecom's future Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based services.

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