Tuesday, November 2, 2010

360networks Deploys 100G IP + Optical with Alcatel-Lucent

360networks, one of the largest facilities-based wholesalers operators in the U.S., has selected Alcatel-Lucent's Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) solution to upgraded its network with 100 Gbps IP and optical capability. The carrier operates some 18,000 miles of network west of the Mississippi.

Specifically, 360networks is deploying the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch, featuring 100G-capable next-generation coherent technology, and the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router with service-enabled 100G-capable Ethernet interfaces at the IP edge. The deployment supports 360networks' delivery of regional Layer 2 Ethernet over a fully redundant dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network with very low latency and no congestion.

"The popularity of such services as high-definition video and interactive gaming are prompting consumers to expect much greater quality and speed from their service providers while enterprise customers are demanding greater reliability for applications such as tele-presence and tele-health," said Brady Adams, chief technology officer for 360networks. "Alcatel-Lucent's CBT solution and its 100G proposition help us manage traffic growth and enable us to develop the technologies and platforms that meet our customers' growing demands."http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/convergedbackbone/

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