Alcatel-Lucent. P&TLuxembourg pair for 100-Gbps IP link

P&TLuxembourg has implemented a 100-Gbps IP connection between Frankfurt and Luxembourg. The link leverages DP-QPSK and coherent 100-Gbps transport and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) technology from Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU).

P&TLuxembourg has implemented a 100-Gbps IP connection between Frankfurt and Luxembourg. The link leverages DP-QPSK and coherent 100-Gbps transport and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU).

The link is designed to buttress Luxembourg as a location for data centers as well as enable P&TLuxembourg to better support time sensitive financial and business transactions as well as support IP peering.

Carlo Richartz, senior engineer at P&T’s Telecom Division, said: “Luxembourg has today an important role in the international financial system. In addition, Luxembourg is evolving more and more as an essential player in the IT world and has become a major location for data centers, as well as Internet and multimedia content hosting and distribution. By introducing 100G transmission capacity into our TERALINK network – which already connects much of Western Europe – we are ensuring that Luxembourg remains a top tier Internet hub for all kinds of economic activity throughout Europe.”

Stephen Carter, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Alcatel-Lucent, added, “In this period of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever that European institutions and businesses have access to world-class data networks – the lifeblood of the global economy. This deployment of 100-Gbps technology puts P&TLuxembourg in an ideal position to support Luxembourg’s economic activity and collaboration throughout the region.”

Alcatel-Lucent supplied elements of its Converged Backbone Transformation Solution, specifically the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) with 100G optical coherent technology and the the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR).

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