|Trial conducted over existing ‘live’ network between Regina and Saskatoon in Canada using Alcatel-Lucent 400G technology demonstrates ability to significantly upgrade ultra-broadband access capacity
Regina, Saskatchewan SK/Paris, September 12, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and SaskTel, the full service communications provider in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, have announced the successful trial of fiber-optic data transmission that could enable the delivery of data at speeds of up to 400G (gigabytes-per second) over a network originally built for 10G traffic.
The trial took place on a live network between Regina, the provincial capital of Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon more than 250km away. The trial could lead to the deployment of the Alcatel-Lucent technology, allowing SaskTel to stay ahead of increasing demand for broadband access by offering an immediate upgrade to 100G transmission today, moving to 400G in the future as and when needed.
Ron Styles, CEO of SaskTel,said: “This trial demonstrates the commitment SaskTel has to being a leader in broadband and providing the best and fastest communications network to our numerous stakeholders including consumers, government and our region’s diverse private industries. Because it utilizes our existing network, Alcatel-Lucent’ scalable solution will efficiently allow us to meet customer needs today and for those in the future as well.”
Alex Giosa, President of Alcatel-Lucent Canada, said: “Our 1830 PSS solution has been enabling customers to effectively transform their networks to address increasing demands for high speed broadband for several years. The combination of the 1830 PSS enhanced with the new 400G PSE which we have trialled at SaskTel will allow us to continue to provide the kind of transformative solutions our service provider customers require to meet their customers ever growing needs for faster and faster connectivity.”
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
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