Alcatel Announces First 100Gbit/s Switch

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-Lucent’s research arm and in-house developments in optical networking, is also being deployed on all of Alcatel-Lucent’s dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) platforms. This 100G next-generation coherent offering is a key element of Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage Network™ (HLN) architecture to help service providers offer a differentiated service experience to end-users, while minimizing their total cost of ownership.”

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