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Korea Telecom has chosen Huawei's 100G multiservice optical transport network (MS-OTN) for its metro packet-optical transport network (POTN) project to provide a large-bandwidth, flexible and efficient unified transport platform.

Korea Telecom is building the platform to enable it to deliver various services including home video, mobile broadband, and VIP leased lines. It is one of the world's first operators to commercialize Giga access and offer 4K video services.

According to Huawei, 'In South Korea LTE/LTE-A services are widely deployed, and VIP leased lines and home broadband services, especially for 4K videos, are gaining rapid adoption. Therefore, Korea Telecom's metro network supports various services and multiple networks. To simplify network architecture and improve operational efficiency, Korea Telecom plans to build a comprehensive bearer network for ultra-HD video, 5G, and high-quality leased line services.'

Huawei says its MS-OTN solution implements the unified grooming of ODUk, packet and virtual container (VC) services and supports the unified receiving and processing of time division multiplexing (TDM) and packet services, adapting to new services such as HD video, mobile broadband, and large-granularity leased line services.

It also provides on-demand bandwidth resources and shortens time to market (TTM), greatly improving operational efficiency, according to Huawei.

Jeffrey Gao, President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, said: ""Huawei MS-OTN solution will help Korea Telecom build a unified transport network with simplified architecture, maintaining Korea Telecom's leading market position, improving its operational efficiency, guaranteeing an optimal user experience, and helping it achieve business success.""

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