Alcatel-Lucent and Avelacom to build 100-Gbps pan-European fiber-optic network

June 16, 2013
Russia-based carrier Avelacom and its optical transport equipment provider partner Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) say that they will combine to extend Avelcom’s 100G fiber-optic network backbone from Moscow to London.

Russia-based carrier Avelacom and its optical transport equipment provider partner Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) say that they will combine to extend Avelcom’s 100G fiber-optic network backbone from Moscow to London.

The network expansion will enable Avelacom to offer connectivity between Moscow and St. Petersburg to cities in the Baltics, Scandinavia, and Western Europe on its way to London. The high-capacity, low-latency network will prove a boon to Avelacom’s customers in the financial services industry, other business customers, and the carrier’s wholesale customers within the service provider community, the two companies assert.

Alcatel-Lucent will supply elements of its Agile Optical Networking portfolio, including its 1830 Photonic Service Switch. (1830 PSS). Alcatel-Lucent Channel Partner Maintrac of Sweden will supply turnkey installation, provisioning, and maintenance services.

“Our customers are businesses with high expectations for both quality of service, reliability, and economical pricing,” stated Aleksey Larichev, director, business development of Avelacom. “ The Alcatel-Lucent 100G optical network we have deployed allows us to offer our customers telecom services they need to run their businesses most efficiently.”

“This is our first deployment of a low-latency 100G DWDM network in the Nordic and Baltic regions,” added Luis Martinez Amago, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s EMEA region. “Avelacom is a marketplace innovator by taking advantage of our solution to offer their customers a flexible high-speed, high-quality, and low-cost connectivity from Moscow and St. Petersburg to London. And Avelacom will be ready to upgrade to 400G speeds down the road thanks to our latest generation of the 400G Photonic Service Engine.”

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