Alcatel Claims World Records

PARIS -- Alcatel, (Paris: CGEP.PA, NYSE: ALA) world leader in intelligent optical networking, has set two new world records for DWDM multi-Terabits transmission. In one trial, the Company has gone beyond the mythical 10Tbit/s barrier (10,000Gbit/s), setting the absolute world record for transmission capacity over a single optical fiber. In the second trial, Alcatel achieved a record 3Tbit/s (3,000Gbit/s) transmission over a 7,300 kilometer transoceanic distance. These results, obtained in the Company’s laboratories and presented during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) currently held in Anaheim (California), demonstrate once again Alcatel’s technological lead in DWDM terrestrial and submarine transmission. As a result, Alcatel can offer operators solutions that optimize their optical network’s capital and operating expenditures thanks to the significant increase of the capacity transmitted over each fiber.

"These new world records demonstrate the unrivalled position of Alcatel in multi-Terabit transmission, based on our mastery of the whole optical chain from optical components and fibers to terrestrial and submarine DWDM systems”, stated Christian Reinaudo, President of Alcatel’s Optics Group. "Our breakthrough technologies combined with our unique capabilities as optical network architects will allow our customers to build and operate more efficient optical infrastructure at lower costs.”

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