Korea Telecom Signs With Ciena

Korea Telecom will use Ciena's MultiWave Metro systems across seven metropolitan fiber rings throughout Korea

September 25, 2000

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LINTHICUM, Md. -- CIENA Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN - news) today announced that Korea Telecom has selected CIENA's MultiWave Metro(TM) for what is believed to be the largest Asian deployment of intelligent optical transport systems for metropolitan area networking. Korea Telecom will use CIENA's Metro systems across seven metropolitan fiber rings throughout Korea, including the capital city of Seoul. MultiWave Metro will be used primarily to support Korea's rapid growth in Internet and data network traffic.

"This is a significant deployment in the metropolitan optical networking space," said Matt Walker, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, at telecommunications market research firm RHK. "We expect to see Asia's metro optical networking market continue to develop in the coming years. Korea Telecom's deployment expands CIENA's customer base with major Asian service providers, which positions CIENA well for future growth in Asia."


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