Alcatel-Lucent Unveils New Fiber Optic Technology
Alcatel-Lucent had announced its Photonic Service Engine (PSE), a new chip for fiber optic networks that offers double the capacity and four times the speed of today's networks, allowing it to support up to 400Gb/s data transmission speeds on optical networks.
“From the start we correctly identified the challenges presented by 100G transport, applied the correct technology solution and commercialized it, a decision supported by the deployment of our solution with more than 55 customers worldwide. The introduction of the Alcatel-Lucent 400G Photonic Service Engine is the latest example of how we are continuing to develop leading technology and leverage innovations from Bell Labs to redefine ‘state-of-the-art’ in optical networking and keep our customers ahead of the game,” said James Watt, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Optics Division.
The Photonic Service Engine will bring substantial improvements to 100G coherent optical networks, which are being used by operators today by laying the foundation for a smooth migration to 400G networks in the future. The versatility of the 400G PSE chip can be used in a broad range of network configurations and transmit wavelengths over existing or new photonic lines.
Besides that, Alcatel-Lucent also highlighted some of the new technologies that they had developed to meet consumer demand for high-speed communications. These include lightRadio, which reduces network power consumption by 51%; Cloudband that gives service providers the ability to offer cloud computing; OpenTouch, which incorporates new tools to ensure the most efficient working practices; and smart grids to meet the rising demand of power utilities to transform they way they do business.
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