Wednesday, May 4, 2011

France's Completel selects Alcatel-Lucent's 100G

Completel, which delivers Fiber To The Office (FTTO) services in France, will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 100G optical technology on new and existing routes to boost network capacity and performance.

Alcatel-Lucent's 100G solution is part of its Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) approach which integrates IP and optical transport technologies. It is based on Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) that leverages future-proof coherent technology to allow real-time provisioning of advanced multimedia services. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide Completel with technical supervision and training services.

"With the popularity of videoconferencing, enterprise customers expect that the solutions offered can bring greater quality, speed and reliability," said Thierry Podolak, chief executive officer for Completel. "Alcatel-Lucent's 100G solution will help us keep our leading position in France's Very high-speed market and meet our customers' growing demands."