Alcatel-Lucent announces 100G deal with Tiscali

Alcatel-Lucent announced its deal with Tiscali, a telecom operator in Italy, to deploy 100G terrestrial optical backbone infrastructure and upgrade existing submarine links.

As per the 100G deal, Alcatel-Lucent will supply optical networking solution, using its 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform. Tiscali, which has 466.7 thousand ADSL customers and over 99.8 thousand mobile customers, aims to increase both data capacity and data transmission speeds in response to demand for video and Internet services from business and consumer customers.

The new infrastructure will support Tiscali to enhance digital connectivity for public institutions such as schools and hospitals.

Andrea Podda, CTO at Tiscali, said: “Tiscali has been significantly contributing to the development of Internet in Italy among citizens and companies.”

As per the project, which is scheduled for completion by October 2015, Alcatel-Lucent will upgrade two submarine cable links between Olbia in Sardinia and Civitavecchia, on the Italian peninsula, and between Cagliari in Sardinia and Mazara del Vallo in Sicily.

Alcatel-Lucent in a statement said that it is deploying its Agile optical networking DWDM solution with integrated optical transport network (OTN) switching, using its leading 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) family.

The existing unrepeatered submarine links based on the Alcatel-Lucent 1621 Submarine Link Extender (SLE) will be upgraded with 100G technology. In addition, the Alcatel-Lucent 1350 Optical Management System (OMS) will provide a common management platform, centralizing multiple functions in one unified system.

Baburajan K
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