Telenet taps Alcatel-Lucent IP Core Router to address video demands

Cable broadband provider Telenet has tapped Alcatel-Lucent IP Core Router called 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) to address video and data demands of its customers.

Alcatel-Lucent says 7950 XRS provides up to five times the capacity of other core routers on the market, enabling operators like Telenet, which is based in Belgium, to address video demands of customers.

Cable broadband players will benefit as the system consumes 66 percent less energy than other core routers available today, supporting Telenet’s commitment to reduce its ecological footprint, said Alcatel-Lucent in a statement.

7950 XRS will prepare Telenet for the next decade of demand-growth from both residential and enterprise customers, supporting the explosion of video traffic created by high definition content, on-demand viewing and multi-screen delivery the widespread use of smart-phones and tablets, and the rapid adoption of ‘cloud’ applications.


The system delivers significant operational cost savings by reducing requirements for physical footprint and power consumption, requiring only a single watt to switch a Gigabit per second worth of traffic. Featuring an extremely efficient thermal design to for cooling, the XRS can save reduce footprint and power costs by 50 percent over a five-year period of network growth.

Bert Pelgrims, manager Network & Data Services Engineering, Telenet, said its customers are looking better experiences that are personalized, instantaneously shared and can be virtually stored and conveniently accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device.

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