Cablevision Mexico upgrading to 100 Gbps via Alcatel-Lucent

Cablevision Mexico will upgrade its network to accommodate 100-Gbps traffic via the coherent-enabled capabilities of the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the systems vendor says.

Cablevision Mexico will upgrade its network to accommodate 100-Gbps traffic via the coherent-enabled capabilities of the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the systems vendor says.

According to Israel Madiedo, CTO Telecom at Cablevision, “The high-quality broadband services we are deploying in Mexico will help provide substantial benefits in the country – helping to drive economic growth and help bridge the digital divide. In addition to enabling us to expand services and keep costs in check, this deployment in Mexico of 100G technology will help us make our network more environmentally sustainable by reducing energy consumption on the network quite dramatically.”

The deployment appears to be the second 100-Gbps network in Mexico, following that of CFE Telecom, the business unit of Mexico’s state-owned utility Comision Federal de Electricidad. CFE Telecom previously announced its infrastructure upgrade to accommodate 100-Gbps data rates as well (see “Mexico's CFE Telecom taps Xtera for 100G network”).

Pierre Chaume, president of Alcatel-Lucent Mexico, stated, “Demand for better services like high-definition video is increasing data volumes by as much as 50 percent each year. To enable customers like Cablevision to manage this demand, innovations like our 100G transport technology can support a richer set of broadband services including video on demand, more HD channels, home connections at speeds up to 100 Mbps, voice over IP, and many others.”

Alcatel-Lucent has several cable operators among its 100-Gbps customer roster, including BSkyB, Cablevision Argentina, and Shaw Communications (see "BSkyB deploys optical 100-Gbps for services support,""Argentina’s Cablevision selects Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G platform," and "Shaw Communications adds 100G to fiber-optic network").

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