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Korea’s KINX selects Alcatel-Lucent IP routers for Internet exchange


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has been selected to providehigh capacity IP service routers to KINX (Korea Internet Neutral eXchange), an internetworking company that connects traffic among Korean Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

KINX will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Router (SR) in its new network center located in Seoul, to build a highly reliable IP infrastructure supporting ISP interconnection and advanced services such as hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

“Internet traffic is dramatically increasing as Korean service providers, cable TV operators, and Internet data centrers respond to customer demand for advanced multimedia services,” said Yong-Hyeon Hwang, Director of General Business Department of KINX. “With this increase, our customers expect high performance and the reliability of our network to be flawless. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Service Routers provide unmatched high availability and a future-proof foundation for such advanced services.”

“As the single neutral Internet exchange point in Korea, we understand the critical nature of KINX’s business, and we are pleased to bring our global expertise in IP network and service transformation projects to this partnership,” said John Yang, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Korea. “The Alcatel-Lucent highly available service routing solution ensures that KINX can continue to guarantee reliable, seamless traffic internetworking among ISPs.”

The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR is a superior multi-service router, which is purpose-built for service providers wanting to deliver IP-based wholesale and retail services on a single network. Optimized for the delivery of high performance data, voice and video services, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR offers a wide range of interfaces with exceptional high availability and advanced service capabilities.

Over 180 service providers in more than 70 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation, including massive, multi-year projects at AT&T, BT and Telstra. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent was #2 in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment in Q2 2007, with 21% market share, and is the fastest-growing edge router vendor in the world.


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