The Embassy of the Republic of Korea needs to interconnect their global Embassy network and provide connectivity between South Korea and the rest of the world. Their key challenges include:
Last mile access – As embassies are usually located in ex-residential or older listed buildings and unlikely to have fiber connectivity to the premise, a provider with last-mile local access would be required, in addition to their global connectivity needs.
Global network reach – Building a comprehensive network presence including hard-to-reach sites in Europe, such as in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Caucasus is necessary.
High security – Strict compliance to security checks and clearances is required given the nature of embassies. Site visits must be organized in advance, with thorough background checks performed on the engineers that are configuring and deploying on-site solutions.
Timeline – Long lead times and high costs quoted by incumbent network providers in the respective embassies’ countries were a deterrent to implementing connectivity solutions.
Complexity – The requirement for a simplified and efficient connectivity solution; minimizing the number of network partner relationships and contracts to manage was critical.