Alcatel Announces First 100Gbit/s Switch
Alcatel-Lucent says it has the first commercially available 100 gigabit per second switching platform.
Alcatel-Lucent has recently announced the first commercially available solution to carry a single carrier 100 gigabit per second (100G) on a wavelength. According to the company in its recent news statement, the 100Gbit/s solution uses Alcatel-Lucent 'Next-Generation Coherent' technology, that has been designed to address the booming bandwidth demands driven by video streaming, web applications, file sharing and high definition movies.
"Currently available on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), this technology, which leverages innovations from the Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucents research arm and in-house developments in optical networking, is also being deployed on all of Alcatel-Lucents dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) platforms. This 100G next-generation coherent offering is a key element of Alcatel-Lucents High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture to help service providers offer a differentiated service experience to end-users, while minimizing their total cost of ownership."