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

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.
  • 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 CienaCiena (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 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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