Sunday, October 2, 2011

Russia's OJSC Rostelecom Deploys 100G with Alcatel-Lucent

Russia's OJSC Rostelecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent's 100G optical coherent technology for its backbone network, which moves vast amounts of data from Europe through Russia to the Middle East. The deployment includes the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), which brings together optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology onto a single platform. Rostelecom will be able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair, which means it can reuse its existing optical infrastructure and then upgrade and expand capacity on the network as needed to meet growing service demand.