Moscow cable operator selects Alcatel-Lucent for 100G fiber-optic network

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) asserts it has tripled broadband network capacity and speeds for Russia’s largest cable TV operator, National Cable Networks (NCN). NCN, part of the OJSC Rostelecom group, will use the enhanced fiber-optic network to support increased video traffic as a result of surveillance cameras being installed across Moscow.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) asserts it has tripled fiber-optic broadband network capacity and speeds for Russia’s largest cable TV operator, National Cable Networks (NCN). NCN, part of the OJSC Rostelecom group, will use the enhanced fiber-optic network to support increased video traffic as a result of surveillance cameras being installed across Moscow.

At the end of 2011 NCN won tenders to install the video surveillance system that will enhance safety in the city under the municipal “Information City” program. This program aims to improve the quality of life for city residents by using information technologies to improve safety, healthcare, and the management of city utilities.

As a participant in the program, NCN will use its network to carry video feeds from the surveillance cameras installed in porches, courtyards, and other public places, to the Moscow Department of Information Technology’s data processing center. The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G coherent transmission technology will support the live relay of these high-definition video feeds across the city.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G fiber-optic technology supports a capacity of up to 8.8 Tbps – equivalent to streaming 1.32 million HDTV channels at the same time – over a single optical fiber. In addition to supporting increased video traffic from the surveillance cameras, the new capabilities will also enable NCN to offer its broadband customers enhanced triple play, i.e., video, high-speed Internet access, and voice services.

Dmitry Bragin, OJSC Rostelecom vice president, Moscow macro-regional branch director and NCN general director, said, “The improvements in network speeds and capacity will support the state program implementation and help to resolve safety issues in Moscow. It will also allow us to enhance the quality of service for our existing customers and meet their growing demand for triple-play services.”

Alcatel-Lucent says it is providing NCN with a converged 100-Gbps network infrastructure spanning both IP/MPLS and optical domains. This will be accomplished using 100G transponders on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (1830 PSS) for NCN’s metro DWDM network.

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