(From M2 Presswire)
SEOUL - LG-Nortel - the LG Electronics and Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] joint venture - is helping SK Telecom deliver new wireless services such as wireless Internet, 3D gaming, digital home services and telematics. The LG-Nortel solution handles increased volumes of high-speed wireless traffic while significantly improving network cost-effectiveness, scalability and reliability. The solution supports wireless backhaul - the communications traffic between the cell towers and the network.
The new, high-performance Metro Ethernet wireless backhaul infrastructure is already in service, and will support the optimization of over 7,000 wireless base stations nationwide, once fully deployed. The rollout enhances SK Telecom's position as Korea's largest wireless communications operator as the take up of new next-generation wireless services takes off throughout Korea.
According to SK Telecom, by upgrading the existing wireless backhaul network to this next-generation Metro Ethernet solution, the company can easily and cost-effectively deliver high-speed wireless broadband services and reduce current and future wireless backhaul expenses by up to 40 percent. SK Telecom chose LG-Nortel for this large-scale investment in the future because of the company's leadership in delivering both wireless and optical solutions. SK Telecom's satisfaction with the 10G optical backbone from Nortel that has carried its advanced multimedia services for the past several years was also a key factor in that decision.
The new infrastructure supports SK Telecom's existing 2G, 3G and next-generation wireless services, including current wireless multimedia offerings like multimedia messaging, satellite DMB (digital multimedia …