Alcatel-Lucent unveils FP3 chip to offer rich online service

unveiled a next-generation chip that will enhance the infrastructure needed to
access rich new online services, from broadcast-quality high-definition video
conferencing to applications in the business and professional world.


new ‘FP3’ chip will eliminate the bottlenecks preventing such services from
taking off today, widening the Internet’s digital highways while enabling
dramatically higher data speeds and improving traffic flow. The chip will lower
the energy consumption of networks, requiring up to 50 percent less power than
equivalent chips in use currently.


is the key to unlock a new world of online communications. It’s easy to think
the Internet of today does all it will ever be capable of, but we have scarcely
scratched the surface of its potential. This chip creates tremendous potential,
not just in terms of technology, but in terms of how people connect and
interact with each other,” said Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer,


is broadening the possibilities, the value and the efficiency of what can be
delivered over the Internet. We have taken a major step forward in the ability
of service providers to deliver exciting and compelling applications for use by
consumers and professionals alike,” said Basil Alwan, president of
Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Division which developed the chip.


telecom operators, including BT, NTT and Verizon welcomed Alcatel-Lucent’s announcement
and its potential to enable faster, smarter and greener networks and applications.


see no end to our customers’ insatiable demand for bandwidth, especially on our
Ethernet platform. As cloud-based services emerge and rich multimedia services
proliferate, this type of technology can help us provide the best quality of
service at even higher speeds,” said Karl Penaluna, president of Global
Networks and Computing Infrastructure at BT.


look forward to the new functions and increased performance of Alcatel-Lucent’s
FP3 silicon technology. This next generation network processor will enable
rich, market leading service innovation at the network edge,” said Masato
Minamisawa, vice president of IP Technology in the Business Network Services
Department of NTT


continues to enhance the FiOS and wireless data broadband access
capabilities for our customers and we have worked with Alcatel-Lucent to
deploy next generation Ethernet and MPLS metro technology,” said Ihab Tarazi,
vice president Global Network Planning of Verizon.  


March of this year, Verizon led the industry with a 100G Ethernet field
trial based on Alcatel-Lucent’s service router technology with its 100G FP2
silicon engine. We are excited to work with Alcatel-Lucent and continue to push
the industry in technological innovation to support the significant growth of
access data traffic,” Tarazi added.


By Team

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