SK Telecom deploys Ciena 5430 Packet-Optical Platform

SK Telecom
Ciena said SK Telecom will be deploying 5430 Packet-Optical Platform to upgrade its nationwide infrastructure to deliver wireless, wireline and broadband.

SK Telecom with more than 28 million mobile users will benefit from an on-demand architecture that can cater to increasing bandwidth requirements.

SK Telecom will integrate Ciena’s 5430 into its existing nationwide network that is powered by Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. Ciena’s OneControl will simplify network management, providing visibility and control across SK Telecom’s infrastructure.

Ciena said its OneConnect control plane technology, which integrates SDH, OTN and high-capacity Ethernet, will enable SK Telecom to seamlessly align services across the entire SK Telecom Group so it can operate efficiently as a single entity.

“This deployment will ensure that SK Telecom is able to effectively and efficiently support next-generation mobile and business services, preparing the country for the high-bandwidth future and new innovations, such as software defined networking,” said Choi, Seung- Won, senior vice president of Network Division of SK Telecom.

Meanwhile, Ciena added new powerful hardware and software capabilities to its 5430Packet-Optical Platform to improve service velocity for high-bandwidth, on-demand applications and to enhance service economics.

The upgraded 5430 Packet-Optical Platform provides up to 15 Terabits (Tb/s) of capacity to service provider, submarine and cable networks.

According to Dell’Oro, Ciena has maintained the number one global share for the past two consecutive years in Optical Packet, a market which is expected to grow to $12.4 billion by 2019.

The latest additions to Ciena’s 5430 Packet-Optical Platform provide up to five times more port density, four times switching capacity and 60 percent reduction of power consumption per switched Gb/s than the current platform. The enhanced 5430 significantly lowers OPEX, space requirements and simplifies network complexity.

The 5430 Packet-Optical Platform quadruples the 100G DWDM port density within the same footprint and adds extra modulation flexibility. Each port can be individually programmable to operate in QPSK or 16QAM modulation, enabling providers to maximize capacity for any reach with a single card.

A a new set of packet networking features has been introduced on the 5430 to offer rich Metro-Ethernet-Forum (MEF) based services for consistent service delivery, faster turn-up and provisioning, and seamless evolution from circuit to packet.

“Our silicon chips powers the 5430 platform to deliver the highest protocol agnostic switching capacity on the market, ensuring a path for growth without adding operational complexity or service disruption,” said Francois Locoh-Donou, senior vice president, Global Products Group, Ciena.

Baburajan K
[email protected]