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Press Release -- May 5th, 2014
Source: Alcatel-Lucent

Alestra deploys the first network in Latin America with the capacity to reach speeds of 400 gigabits per second

Mexico City, May 05, 2014

Alestra, a Mexican leader in information technology and communications, once again revolutionizes the industry by pairing its strengths and infrastructure to Alcatel-Lucent technology in order to bring to the market a unique broadband offering with speeds of up to 400 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Alestra’s new network has no parallel in capacity and service in Latin America to allow the company to deal with the growing need of the corporate sector as a result of the evolution of cloud services.

Today companies are generating valuable information in large quantities and demand greater scalability, robustness and high speed networks. True to its commitment to respond disruptively to market demands, Alestra found in Alcatel-Lucent’s optical technology the right solution to optimize its installed base. And as a result of the technological relationship between Alcatel-Lucent and Alestra the first ultra-broadband network of optical fiber in Latin America emerges, with speeds up to 400 Gigabits per second, offering Mexican companies the highest speed and capacity for the optimal performance of their day to day operations.

The flexible Alestra network, based on Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform, is able to offer unmatched capacity and speed with channels of 400 Gigabits per second, as was demonstrated in recent tests conducted in the company’s live network in Mexico. This is the first time that transmitting the equivalent of 50,000 HD videos and over 6 millions of phone calls simultaneously in a Latin America network is achieved.

“Once again Alestra revolutionizes ICTs optimizing our network to provide the most innovative solutions of Telecommunications and Informatics to the Mexican market. With the deployment of Alestra network leveraging Alcatel-Lucent technology, once again reinforce our offer and our commitment to the industry, making us the first supplier on the continent able to provide businesses with the best value proposition in terms of bandwidth,” said Alejandro Irigoyen, Director of Operations and Systems Alestra.

“The DWDM solution based on the 1830 PSS provides Alestra greater efficiency, flexibility and the scalability required to continue to innovate and lead in corporate services in the Mexican market. With this new network, Alestra will deliver services of up to 400 Gbps between two points on the network, providing greater capabilities in its transport services at the same time that it ensures the successful evolution to cloud services,” said Freddy Turriaf, Commercial Director of Alcatel-Lucent in Mexico.

The new Alestra network enables the company to deal with the growing demand for its network of data centers, cloud services and managed communications solutions. it also allows it to anticipate and successfully respond to the increase in data traffic generated by the proliferation of mobile devices, bringing to a large number of companies from different sectors the tools to foster their growth.

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ALESTRA, a Mexican company part of Alfa Group, provides the most innovative information technology and managed communication services to Mexican businesses, national and multinational corporations, and institutional clients with a long-term vision. Its portfolio includes Data Centers, as well as value-added solutions such as Cloud and Security applications, and Verticals for the Health, Education, Government and Finance sectors, in addition to consultancy for the design and management of complex solutions that integrate Telecommunications and Informatics (TI) and that are provided with the highest global quality standards. Its leadership is inspired by a service philosophy based on excellence and supported by certifications such as ITIL. Its strengths also derive from partnerships with the leading technology developers. It invests annually over 1,200 million Mexican Pesos for the development of IT services and infrastructure for Corporate users.


We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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