Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Portuguese communications operator Oni Communications have announced the creation of a 100-Gbps fiber-optic network link between Lisbon, Portugal and Badajoz, Spain. The high-speed route will support the bandwidth requirements of video streaming and multimedia content distribution, social networking, cloud services, e-commerce, and business services.
The link takes advantage of Alcatel-Lucent’s 1626 Light Manager enhanced with 100-Gbps coherent technology through the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).
Ilídio Cardoso, board member at Oni Communications said, “Making the most of our existing fiber-optic networks is extremely important for us today, as it allows us to address exploding traffic growth. Taking advantage of Alcatel-Lucent’s leading technology and expertise in 100G, we have been able to demonstrate our position as a key innovator in the Portuguese telecom market.”
António Beato Teixeira, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in Portugal, added “Oni Communications is continually investing in new capabilities to strengthen its position in the Iberia Region. Our longstanding partnership positions us side-by-side with an operator that has carved a remarkable path of progress over a decade, making important contributions to the development of the telecommunications sector in the country. We are fully committed to support the evolution of Oni’s network, enabling them to deliver the most advanced, highest quality business services to their customers.”
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