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Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Apollo Subsea Cable

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) has completed an upgrade of the Apollo undersea cable system which links the UK and France to the United States. This multiple 100 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) upgrade enhances the system’s capacity in support of the continued global explosion of data traffic and increased demand for capacity-hungry applications such as cloud computing and on-demand video services.

The Apollo system consists of two of the most advanced fiber optic cables: Apollo North connects the UK to the US, and Apollo South connects France directly to the US, collectively spanning a total of 13,000 km.

The upgrade is built on Alcatel-Lucent‘s latest 100G undersea technology, enabling each transatlantic system to ultimately carry capacity in excess of 25 terabits-per-second, offering Apollo a seamless path to expand their networks in an efficient and cost-effective way. Client interfaces at 100Gbit/s are implemented to simplify the backhaul network from an operational and maintenance perspective.

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