Alcatel-Lucent to support SK Telecom's LTE-advanced service

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) reported it will deploy an IP-based mobile backhaul network to support LTE-Advanced services for SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) (KSE: 017670), Korea´s largest mobile operator.

The Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching-based (IP/MPLS) mobile backhaul solution, to be deployed in October, will link SK Telecom cell sites. With this new solution SK Telecom will support LTE-Advanced, LTE, WiBro (WiMAX), and Wi-Fi mobile data traffic as well as improve the quality of its mobile IPTV service named ´B tv mobile´, and improve customer satisfaction by offering new mobile services.

SK Telecom, established in 1984, is Korea´s largest telecommunications company with more than 27 million mobile subscribers, accounting for over 50% of the market. For more information, visit www.sktelecom.com.

Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com,

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