Korea’s KT uses IP routers from Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent today announced it has been selected by KT, the largest communications service provider in Korea, to provide IP (Internet protocol) routing technology to deliver a better faster, higher-quality Internet, video and voice services to its residential customers in the Seoul and GangWon regions.

With the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Routers, KT will be able to handle subscriber data more efficiently, manage services more intelligently and deliver higher bandwidth as needed to address particular customer requirements. As a result, KT will be able to offer its customers in Seoul and GangWon an improved experience with their voice over IP (VoIP), IPTV, high-speed Internet services and other applications.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Asia-Pacific Region, said: “This important win with KT shows Alcatel-Lucent’s growing strength in the router market in Asia, and specifically our growing footprint in Korea, where we are expanding our market share.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s Service Router portfolio is used by more than 400 service providers around the world including BT, AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, and Deutsche Telekom.

According to Dell’Oro Group, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the Service Provider Edge Routing segment worldwide with a rolling four quarter market share of 24 percent from Q3 2010 to Q2 2011. For 2Q 2011, Alcatel-Lucent recorded year-over-year growth for the 26th consecutive quarter.