KT announced on 16 that it has opened an undersea network control tower in Songjeong, Busan.
The Submarine Network Operation Center (SNOC) will play a role as the key operator of seven submarine network cables, which currently belongs to KT including APCN2, KJCN and CUCN, and the control tower of New Cross Pacific (NCP) and the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) cables.
Previously, landing facilities which connects undersea network cables to land, network systems and control facilities had been separately operated. However, the SNOC which integrates all systems will allow the firm to identify disruptions and respond to crisis more swiftly. Therefore, KT will be able to manage global internet traffic stably and provide high-definition (HD) global broadcasting services.
With the opening of the center, the company’s network operation technology and control capability has been upgraded further by combining its 30 years' experience in the submarine network cable sector and its ISO 22301 certification for the international communication disaster management system, according to KT.