Alcatel-Lucent will deploy an IP-based mobile backhaul network to support LTE-Advanced services for SK Telecom. The IP/MPLS mobile backhaul solution, which is to be deployed in October, will link SK Telecom cell sites supporting LTE-Advanced, LTE, WiBro (WiMAX), and Wi-Fi mobile data traffic. The backhaul network will also support the carrier's mobile IPTV service.
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 7750 Service Router (SR)and 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM).
Alcatel-Lucent noted it has shipped 300,000 service router platforms (7750 SR) to more than 500 service providers, including KT, LG U+, SK Broadband Korea, as well as globally to customers including AT&T, Verizon, BT and NTT Docomo.