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Telefonica, Alcatel-Lucent deploy fibre for Spain

September 3, 2014

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefonica and Alcatel-Lucent have agreed to deploy a 100GB optical network throughout the northwest, eastern and southern regions of Spain to allow a greater capacity for video and HD video storage.

The network will start off with 8.8Tbps capacity but is capable of growing to a whopping 24Tbps in the future.

Roque Lozano, President of Alcatel-Lucent Spain, pointed out that “video is becoming an increasing focus for Telefónica 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, Telefónica needed the most reliable and flexible technology available today.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform will be the key element of the network, which will incorporate DWDM technology with integrated OTN switching and aggregation and the and 1350 Optical Management System (OMS) to support increasing traffic created by video and cloud applications. 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.

Telefónica said it is improving its regional networks to meet rapidly growing consumer and business demand for high-speed, ultra-broadband Internet connectivity.

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