Telefónica Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G Gear
PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Telefónica have today agreed to deploy a 100 Gbps (gigabits-per second) optical network throughout the north-west, eastern and southern regions of Spain.
Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform will be the key element of the network transformation. It will enable Telefónica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers, to improve the capacity of its regional networks to meet rapidly growing consumer and business demand for high-speed, ultra-broadband Internet connectivity. This demand is being fuelled by the increasing adoption of 4G LTE mobile wireless services in Spain, along with the use of cloud services and growth of video-based data traffic.
Roque Lozano, President Alcatel-Lucent Spain, said: “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. Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solution has everything to take Telefónica to the next level of its network transformation in Spain.”
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