Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica has agreed on the deployment of 100 Gbps optical networks in the northwest regions, eastern and southern Spain.
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch(PSS) will be a key element in this network transformation, as it will enable Telefonica to improve the ability of its regional networks to meet the rapidly growing demand for consumer and business for high speed broadband connectivity; demand accelerated by the increasing adoption of mobile services, 4G LTE cloud-based services and the growth in video and data traffic.
Based on converged 1830 PSS DWDM and OTN technology and 1350 Optical Management System (OMS), Telefonica’s network will have 8.8 Terabits of capacity and is ready to grow to 24 Terabits.
Auto-restoration features based on a GMPLS control plane will be deployed in every regional domain to boost reliability and the quality of experience for customers.
Telefonica said it is improving its regional networks to meet rapidly growing consumer and business demand for high-speed, ultra-broadband internet connectivity. This demand is being fuelled by the increasing adoption of LTE wireless services in Spain, along with the use of cloud services and growth of video-based data traffic.
“Video is becoming an increasing focus for Telefonica in Spain. That means capacity and reliability are critical elements for its nationwide infrastructure. With future video services and mass high-definition video storage in the cloud, Telefonica needed the most reliable and flexible technology available today,” said Roque Lozano, President of Alcatel-Lucent Spain.
Written by Glenda Villasenor
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