Alcatel Unveils All-Optical Cross-Connect

The vendor claims its CrossLight photonic cross-connect can reduce network operating costs by 40%

The vendor claims its new high-speed cross-connect offers the world's largest capacity levels and 40 percent optical-network cost reduction

July 31, 2000

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DALLAS -- Alcatel (NYSE: ALA), the world leader in optical networking and cross-connect systems, today introduced the CrossLight photonic cross-connect. This breakthrough optical system will enable communications carriers and service providers to build highly intelligent, all-optical communications networks that deliver greaterapacity at reduced cost.

"Alcatel's new CrossLight photonic cross-connect is targeted at meeting the ever-increasing capacity needs of service providers who are building high-bandwidth optical networks," according to the President of Alcatel's Optics Group, Christian Reinaudo. "As a stand-alone product, CrossLight will offer the world's largest capacity levels and reduce carrier and service provider network costs by 40 percent."

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