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Alcatel-Lucent introduces 100 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities at network edges
Posted on 17-Jul-2009 11:20 | Tags Filed under: News

Alcatel-Lucent introduces 100 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities at network edges
Alcatel-Lucent has introduced the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet service routing interface for the edge. The company says it's launching this new solution to help service providers around the world meet the massive bandwidth demands caused by explosive growth in video traffic and sophisticated consumer and business IP services,

The new service interface leverages unique silicon innovations to deliver massive bandwidth to support a wide variety of end-user services with industry-leading speed and quality, while offering dramatic improvements in power efficiency.

The edge of the network is critical because it's considered the 'command center' where most of the intelligence in the network resides, and where determinations are made about how individual services, such as high-definition video, need to be handled to ensure an optimal experience for end-users.

Expanding capacity at the edge enables service providers to simultaneously reduce the cost per bit of IP transport, substantially, while also enhancing their network to deliver increasingly sophisticated high value services. Alcatel-Lucent’s groundbreaking new offerings are the first in the industry to address these dual requirements.

Through the introduction of a 100 Gigabit service interface on its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), the Alcatel-Lucent service router portfolio will deliver 100 Gigabit performance while continuing to support the full scope of broadband services – speed, services and scalability with no compromise. This is an essential requirement for operators carrying premium managed services such as business VPNs and IPTV alongside “over-the-top” traffic such as web-based video.

“As New Zealand’s leading network infrastructure solutions provider, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to bringing the best technology to our customers. The evolution of the 7450 ESS and 7750 SR solutions to 100 Gigabit Ethernet provides our customers with confidence that their current investments are future-proofed,” said Steve Lowe, Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand.

“Alcatel-Lucent has deployed over two hundred 7750 SR / 7450 ESS units into the New Zealand market and at a time when New Zealand is examining the viability of Fibre to the Home, the 100 Gigabit Ethernet technology will help our customers to meet the increasing demand for bandwidth.”

Worldwide Alcatel-Lucent has shipped more than 35,000 IP/MPLS service router portfolio systems since 2004, resulting in an installed base of more than 270 service provider customers in 100+ countries. In 1Q09, Alcatel-Lucent took over the #1 position in IP Edge Routing in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region according to Infonetics and reinforced its #2 global position at 20 percent. For more information, please visit:

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