Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Canada's Shaw Tests 400G in Live Network with Alcatel-Lucent

Canadian operator Shaw Communications has successfully tested Alcatel-Lucent's 400 Gbps data transmission over an existing optical link carrying live network traffic.   The trial ran over a 400 km route between Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, using Shaw’s current 100G transport network and Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 PSS with the 400G Photonic Service Engine (PSE).

Alcatel-Lucent said the 400 Gbps trial demonstrates the capability of Shaw’s current high-capacity network to carry double the amount of traffic, leading to potential new services, such as high-capacity data center connectivity, and more economical service delivery of streaming video, telepresence applications, and gaming. Shaw is the the first service provider in North America to trial 400 Gbps optical technology.


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