Alcatel-Lucent to deploy 100G high-speed optical transmission network for Telekom Srpske

Telecom Lead Europe: Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent
and Telekom Srpske, a communications service provider in Bosnia-Herzegovina,
have deployed 100G high-speed optical transmission network.

The deployment will help Telekom Srpske address the
increasing demand for higher-quality and cost-efficient broadband and video

Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solution is designed to address the
need to deliver more bandwidth while keeping costs in check. It can be deployed
on its existing optical infrastructure. Telekom Srpske will be able to support
100G capacity through a relatively simple, quick and cost effective in-service
network upgrade.

The 100G optical coherent technology benefits from Bell
Labs innovations to support data speeds of 100 gigabits-per-second on each of
the 80 wavelengths of an optical fiber. This represents a significant boost in
network capacity and performance.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will supply Telekom
Srpske with its 100G coherent optical solution including the 1830 Photonic
Service Switch (PSS) and the 1626 Light Manager (LM).

Proactive investments in the development of our optical
transport network will improve its performance and flexibility and enable us to
address the rapid growth in demand for high speed data transmission,” said
Predrag Culibrk, CEO, Telekom Srpske.

The 1830 PSS offers exceptional capacity and performance
for the transport of very large amounts of data over long distances, and brings
together optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing
(WDM) technology onto a single platform, which simplifies operations and cuts

With the 1830 PSS and 1626 LM, Telekom Srpske will be
able to support a mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G channels on the same fiber pair.
Alcatel-Lucent also provided full integration and deployment services along with
design, installation and testing, network operations and project management.

The deployment of our 100G optical coherent technology
with Telekom Srpske is a clear example of this approach and it perfectly fits
Telekom Srpske’s goal to increase its backbone network capacity while
minimizing cost per bit of transmitted data,” said Emil Visloguzov, head
of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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