Offers performance even over poor quality fibre
Alcatel-Lucent has extended its 100G optical networking by introducing a breakthrough in single-carrier coherent technology that will extend optical signals over distances far greater than has been possible before, even over poor quality fibre.
With the 100G offering, communications service providers can effectively address the demand for high-bandwidth services like video and fixed and mobile broadband.
With the new addition, Alcatel-Lucent offers a new premium card, the 100G eXtended Reach (XR), which extends the range, performance and capacity of 100G optical networks, while cutting building and operating costs and the card will be offered on the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), the centrepiece of the company’s optical transport portfolio.
The 1830 PSS delivers enormous bandwidth supporting 100G rates on each wavelength on an optical fibre and supports the transfer of over 1,00,000 MP3 files in 60 seconds or to stream 15,000 HDTV channels concurrently.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G single carrier coherent offering also offers a performance over poor quality fibre giving service providers the ability to deploy 100G anywhere they want, when they want it, and at a substantial cost savings.
In addition, the new offering features an electro-optics engine, which has an in-house developed silicon chipset and field-proven signal processing algorithms, designed with fewer components and less complexity than competing products, delivering substantial benefits in terms of performance, as well as significant space and power savings
The 100G optical solution on the 1830 PSS is a single-carrier coherent system, which means it uses a single carrier wavelength to transmit the data down a fibre resulting in higher bandwidth, better performance and lower cost when compared to dual carrier solutions.
Alcatel-Lucent Optics Division president James Watt said Alcatel-Lucent currently has more than 45 customers using its current 100G single carrier, coherent optical offering and the company used this experience to create a premium offering with improved performance, well before Alcatel-Lucent’s competitors had even delivered their first-generation product.
"We are encouraging the acceleration of 100G by alleviating the distance and underlying fiber barriers and allowing any service provider in the world to deploy 100G precisely where they need it, with no trade off in capacity," said Watt.