Alcatel-Lucent and Telecom Italia partner on web, TV services

Alcatel LucentAlcatel-Lucent is to provide 100 gigabit-per-second optical networking technology to Telecom Italia so the operator can deliver “ultra-broadband” internet and TV services. 

Italian national service provider will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s technology in a bid to transform its infrastructure by increasing network capacity and improving service delivery times.

The 100 Gbps technology will transform Telecom Italia’s core and metro network and enable the evolution to IP services for residential and business customers, according to Alcatel-Lucent.

“To be selected by a leading operator such as Telecom Italia for the evolution of its transport network towards 100 Gbps and beyond, confirms our technology leadership in the IP and optics domain,” said Roberto Loiola, senior vice-president, south and central Europe at Alcatel-Lucent.

“Working side by side with customers to help them seize and create new opportunities is our mission and we are proud and eager to work with Telecom Italia to once again change the communications landscape in Italy, leveraging the R&D assets and capabilities both companies have in our country.”

Acatel-Lucent will deploy its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (1830 PSS). The ROADM-based architecture allows for the automated provisioning of wavelengths at optical nodes to meet traffic demands and boost network scale and efficiency.


Alcatel-Lucent will be exhibiting at ANGA COM in hall 10.2, stand D19.

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