Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Ships 100G/200G Single Carrier Line Card

Alcatel-Lucent announced commercial delivery of a single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line card for its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform. This allows operators to transmit data over distances as great as 4,000 km in 100G mode and as far as 1,000 km in 200G mode.

The 200G solution initially allows for the doubling of fiber capacity from 8.8 Tbps (88 x 100G) to 17.6 Tbps (88 x 200G). Alcatel-Lucent’s flexible grid feature delivers a total system capacity of 24 Tbps.  The solution is backward compatible with previous generations of Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G DWDM solution.

The 100G/200G single carrier line card has already been deployed into 20 service providers networks.