Monday, January 23, 2012

Austria's H3G Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G

H3G, one of the leading mobile operators in Austria, is deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G optical coherent technology to meet growing subscriber demand for mobile Internet, video and other data services.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will supply H3G Austria with its 100G coherent optical solution including the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and the 1626 Light Manager (LM). The 1830 PSS brings together optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology onto a single platform, which simplifies operations and cuts costs. With the 1830 PSS and 1626 LM, H3G will be able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair.

Matthias Baldermann, CTO of 3 Austria said: “Due to the rapid growth in 3G mobile broadband we are facing new challenges for our data network. Additionally, the introduction of LTE will increase the need for capacity. With Alcatel-Lucent’s help we will now have the most powerful data transport network in Austria, which will play an important role in maintaining our position as the leading provider of mobile data services. Also, because we are able to add these new capabilities to our existing network, we are able to move quickly to expand our services offerings without incurring a huge expense.�?

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