Alcatel-Lucent to power Cablevision transmission network upgradation to 100G data speeds

Telecom Lead America: Mexican cable operator Cablevision
will upgrade its transmission network to 100G data speeds.

Cablevision has tied up with Alcatel-Lucent for the
upgradation that will address booming demand in the country for services like
high-definition streaming video, high-speed web access and advanced business

Alcatel-Lucent said Cablevision’s network infrastructure
will enable the operator to move huge amounts of traffic and address the
rapidly increasing volume of data through the region created by demand from
consumers and businesses for bandwidth-hungry services. The network will expand
capacity and offer a better quality of experience to subscribers while also
reducing operating and maintenance costs and lowering power consumption.

The high quality broadband services we are deploying in
Mexico will help provide substantial benefits in the country helping to drive
economic growth and help bridge the digital divide. In addition to enabling us
to expand services and keep costs in check, this deployment in Mexico of 100G
technology will help us make our network more environmentally sustainable by
reducing energy consumption on the network quite dramatically,” said Israel
Madiedo, CTO Telecom at Cablevision.

As part of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent is supplying
Cablevision with the 100G next-generation coherent technology, supported by the
1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS). 100 G is designed to address the booming
demand for more bandwidth driven by video streaming, web applications and cloud

Supporting Cablevision in establishing this superfast
data network further demonstrates our leadership in fiber-optic communications,
and highlights our momentum in the fast-growing Latin American market. Demand
for better services like high-definition video is increasing data volumes by as
much as 50 percent each year,” said Pierre Chaume, president of Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent 100G technology offers exceptional
performance, resilience and reliability in existing and greenfield optical
transmission networks.

The solution deployed is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s
Converged Backbone Transformation Solution, a key domain of the Alcatel-Lucent
High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture, defined to slash transport costs
and reduce operational complexity in core networks.

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