SK Telecom picks Coriant to build new undersea link

Optical networking provider Coriant´s submarine solution has been chosen by Korean telecom company SK Telecom to extend 100G connectivity to Ulleungdo Island, the company said.

The Coriant solution, based on Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform and Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS), will enable SK Telecom to enhance delivery of mobile broadband services on Ulleungdo Island, which lies off the east coast of Korea.

To support growing demand for high-bandwidth end-user services and applications, SK Telecom is cost-effectively increasing long haul DWDM capacity to the island using the Coriant technology deployed in its nationwide terrestrial DCM-free 100G network. The Coriant unrepeatered submarine network solution will support resilient, low latency 100G coherent optical transmission over a distance of more than 250 kilometers.

Proven in the most demanding Tier 1 photonic mesh networks around the world, the hiT 7300 is an industry-leading coherent optical communications system that supports the secure and reliable transmission of 100G+ per channel.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, governm