Alcatel-Lucent supports China Telecom’s broadband expansion

TelecomLead Europe: Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell has been selected by China Telecom as the top provider of converged optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Asia Pacific for Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent will supply China Telecom with its 100G-ready converged OTN/WDM technology employed in the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and the Photonic Service Engine (PSE) chip.

With 1830 PSS, China Telecom will be able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair, which means it can reuse its existing optical infrastructure and then upgrade and expand capacity on the network as needed to meet growing service demand.

With this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent owns 70 percent market share in the 10G sector in China Telecom’s most recent central bidding process, its largest such tender to date. China Telecom is upgrading the fiber optic data network as part of the ‘Broadband China’ program, China’s national initiative to deliver high-speed broadband connections to more than 250 million urban and rural homes by 2015.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Asia Pacific for Alcatel-Lucent, said, “As importantly, China has set aggressive targets to expand broadband availability to underserved segments of the society. Our optical technology will enable China Telecom to address these critical demands cost-effectively today, and lay the groundwork for the future expansion and acceleration of their network to support 100G transport in the future.”

Under this agreement Alcatel-Lucent will increase the capacity of China Telecom’s optical transport network, expanding it to reach all of China’s major cities, enabling the telecom provider to reach more customers and businesses and increase the availability of both 3G- and WiFi-based wireless broadband services throughout the country. The expanded network also will give China Telecom the flexibility to address fast-shifting data traffic patterns and customer demand quickly and easily.

Alcatel-Lucent expects to enhance its partnership in future 100G deployments at China Telecom.

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