Ciena Bolsters SK Telink’s Transpacific Route

All-packet network supports future 5G, IoT and cloud services

News provided by Ciena Corporation
Jun 30, 2020 10:45 KST

HANOVER, MD.--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) June 30, 2020 -- SK Telink, a South Korean network operator, has selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to upgrade its submarine network between Seoul, South Korea, Hong Kong and Los Angeles and provide a platform to deliver more differentiated customer experiences. Ciena’s Adaptive IP™ solution enables SK Telink to build a converged packet network to pave the way for future IP-based services.

Key Facts:

With Ciena, SK Telink executes its vision of becoming a leading information and communications technologies service provider that offers innovative services internationally so end users can communicate conveniently and safely regardless of time and place.
Ciena’s 6500 Packet Transport System (PTS), part of the Adaptive IP solution, allows SK Telink to support its legacy time-division multiplexing network. To accelerate network and service management, Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan domain controller automates lifecycle operations of SK Telink’s packet network.
SK Telink can now achieve new levels of scale, flexibility, and programmability to deliver high-speed internet and cloud services. Additionally, Ciena’s 6500 PTS lowers office footprint and power consumption.
Executive Quotes:

“Our customers are consuming data at a breakneck speed and to keep up, we deployed Ciena to build one of the first packet-based transport networks in a transpacific route to reinforce our commitment to world-class telecom service. Our goal of being a forward-thinking and international operator will be realized with the technical expertise of Ciena.”
- Jeongyeol Lee, Director of ICT Infra Headquarters, SK Telink

“As SK Telink prepares for the country’s next wave of digital growth, Ciena’s packet solutions lay the foundation for a network that can respond in real-time to changing demands.”
- Henry Kim, President and General Manager, Ciena North Asia Region

About SK Telink

SK Telink is an ICT service company that covers wired/wireless telecommunications and various solutions. We have grown into a leading company in the wired communication field by diversifying our business through international calls, long-distance calls, and internet calls as well as value-added services. In particular, SK Telink’s 00700 brand has won major customer satisfaction surveys in Korea for six consecutive years including the National Customer Satisfaction index (NCSI), National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI), and Korea Service Quality Index (KS-SQI).

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit

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