Rostelecom Does 100G With AlcaLu

Companies first to deploy 100G coherent optical technology in Russia and the CIS

October 3, 2011

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MOSCOW -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it is helping OJSC Rostelecom, the largest Russian telecommunications company, dramatically increase the speed and capacity of its optical backbone network, which moves vast amounts of data from Europe through Russia to the Middle East. The two companies will establish a superfast “100G” connection covering 3,500 kilometers of Russian territory, as part of Rostelecom’s drive to increase capacity on its ‘North-SouthTransit’ route to support huge volumes of data traffic generated by interactions between communications service providers, businesses and people in these regions.

To help achieve this, Alcatel-Lucent will provide Rostelecom with its 100G optical coherent technology, which takes advantage of unique Bell Labs innovations in silicon to support 100G (gigabits) of data per second on each of the 80 wavelengths of an optical fiber. This tremendous boost in network capacity and performance will provide enough bandwidth to support the streaming of more than 15,000 high-definition TV channels simultaneously on each wavelength. As importantly, it will drive down the cost of delivering a “bit” of data dramatically.

Ivan Zima, Executive Director of communication networks planning and development of Rostelecom, said: “To grow our business in line with the market demand for communications services, we need to cost-efficiently increase the capacity and throughput of our key backbone routes. Proactive investments in the development of our optical transport network will improve its performance and flexibility and enable us to address the rapid growth in demand for high speed data transmission.”

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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