Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vermont Telephone Deploys 100G with Alcatel-Lucent

Vermont Telephone Company is upgrading to a 100G optical transport network with Alcatel-Lucent.

Using Broadband Stimulus funding, VTel is planning to boost its data transmission and broadband access network, enabling it to deliver video and high-speed Internet services to both residences and businesses at speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The project also expands and strengthens VTel’s existing 1,000 mile four-state optical fiber network from Vermont with connections to New York City, Boston, and Montreal.

For the deployment, Alcatel-Lucent is providing its 100G optical coherent technology, based on Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), its 7750 Service Router, and OmniSwitch 9800E Metro Ethernet switch. Alcatel-Lucent has also been selected as the integrator of VTel’s IPTV service, which runs on the Microsoft Mediaroom solution. Network management capabilities are provided by Alcatel-Lucent’s 5620 Service Aware Manager, and the deployment was supported by the company’s engineering and installations services team.

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