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Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica to Deploy a 100 Gbps Optical Network in Spain

September 04, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica to Deploy a 100 Gbps Optical Network in Spain

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) would develop 100G (gigabits-per second) optical network for Telefónica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers, throughout the north-west, eastern and southern regions of Spain.

Ultra-broadband 100G technology will serve demand for network capacity in Spain due to the explosion of use of video and cloud services.

“Video is becoming an increasing focus for Telefónica in Spain.  That means capacity and reliability are critical elements for its nationwide infrastructure.  With future video services and mass high-definition video storage in the cloud, Telefónica needed the most reliable and flexible technology available today,” said Roque Lozano, president Alcatel-Lucent Spain, in a statement.  

Lozano said that Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solution has everything to take Telefónica to the next level of its network transformation in Spain.

As part of the pact, Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform will be deployed for network transformation.

The 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is a multi-reach photonic platform providing the first commercially available support for best-in-class, single-carrier 100G next generation coherent technology.

Building on the unique Zero-Touch Photonics approach, which enables easier operations for reduced costs and accelerated time-to-market for wavelength services, the 1830 PSS is poised to meet the new requirements for a next-generation photonic network: the 1830 PSS can mimic the flexibility, automation and fast time-to-service capabilities of electrical-based transport networks.

Thanks to Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform, Telefónica will be able to improve the capacity of its regional networks to meet rapidly growing consumer and business demand for high-speed, ultra-broadband Internet connectivity.

Officials with Alcatel-Lucent said that the company is providing Telefónica Spain a DWDM solution with integrated OTN switching and aggregation to support increasing traffic created by video and cloud applications.
Company officials pointed out that the solution offered is based on converged 1830 PSS DWDM and OTN technology and 1350 Optical Management System (OMS). The network has 8.8 Tbit/s of capacity and is ready to grow to 24 Tbit/s meaning that it will be able to transport the projected enormous demands for mass video services.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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