National Cable Networks (NCN), Russia’s largest cable TV operator, has tripled the capacity of its broadband network thanks to the next generation communications solutions delivered by Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert).
The cable operator deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber optic technology to support the dramatic increase in video traffic due to the installation of surveillance cameras across Moscow under the municipal Information City program.
NCN, a part of OJSC Rostelecom (News - Alert) group, has won several tenders to install the camera under the Information City program. The program aims to leverage the power of information technologies to improve safety, healthcare and management of utilities.
NCN is assigned with the task of carrying video feeds from the surveillance cameras installed in porches, courtyards and other public places, to the Moscow Department of Information Technology’s data processing center.
In addition to meeting the capacity requirements of the video traffic, NCN also wanted a solution to offer its broadband customers enhanced ‘triple play’ video, high-speed Internet access and voice services. The cable operator selected Alcatel-Lucent’s 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber optic technology spanning both IP/MPLS and optical domains.
The next generation communications solution uses 100G transponders on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (1830 PSS) for NCN’s Metro Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network. The service not only supports the live relay of these high-definition video feeds across the city, it also boosts NCN’s network to help the operator deliver improved broadband service to customers.
“The improvements in network speeds and capacity will support the state program implementation and help to resolve safety issues in Moscow. It will also allow us to enhance the quality of service for our existing customers and meet their growing demand for Triple Play (News - Alert) services,” said Dmitry Bragin, OJSC Rostelecom vice-president, in a statement.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G fiber optic technology supports a capacity of up to 8.8 Terabit per second - the equivalent of 1.32 million HDTV channels streamed at the same time - over a single optical fiber, according to company officials.
Alexander Tikhonov, head of Alcatel-Lucent business in CIS, said, “Alcatel-Lucent is committed to providing solutions that help improve services within major cities. We have deep-rooted expertise in the delivery of fiber-based broadband technology to enhance people’s lives. The increase in capacity, enabled by the new network, will meet the needs of the City and of NCN’s customers.”
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Edited by Brooke Neuman