Alcatel-Lucent Introduces Innovative Breakthrough in Optical Routing Technology 3/30/2015 - Beginning in the 1990's, Internet speeds were measured in kilobytes - those were the days in which the dread buffering wheel kept spinning for what seemed an eternity. And as the speed continued to get faster, with each successive evolution more demand was placed on the infrastructure designed to deliver services. This has led telecoms, data centers and other service providers to start abandoning legacy copper cable systems and opt for optical technology. As the adoption continues to grow, Alcatel-Lucent has announced an innovation that will give operators more flexibility and agility in the deployment of new optical transport networks with a new optical routing technology.
New Celtic-Plus Project Explores Cost-effective Broadband Access Based on G.fast Standard 3/24/2015 - The term "fast track" is one that is particularly relevant these days. This is particularly true on two fronts. The first is getting customers onto faster pipes and the second concerns speeding innovative technologies into the market. In the case of G.fast, the latest standard for providing broadband speeds over existing copper access plant, the goals now are to increase the speeds supported, overcome some performance challenges and accelerate how to get the speeds for reliably sending digital information over copper to multi-gigabit capabilities.
Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent to Give UAE Customers Greater Control over Their Services 3/23/2015 - One of the emerging trends in both fixed and wireless services is the use by service providers of network information to enable their customers to have visibility and better control over their services. From being more proactive about security to managing data plans, the use of such network-based information is a win-win. Network operators win from having better information about what is going on in their networks so they can better manage the customer experience on a variety of fronts. At the same time, as noted, customers win by being able to manage a key monthly expense item. Plus, they can do so in real-time and without the need for making a call to get the information.