Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) 100G and beyond single-carrier line card family has been setting up new records in the fiber technology industry. Alcatel’s technology has also been assisting other companies to test their networks and provide the best possible network services to their clients.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that the company has joined hands with Apollo to test Apollo South system. This system connects France to the United States at a speed of 7.2 terabits-per-second (Tbit/s) of data per fiber pair.
To conduct the field trial, Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced optical coherent technology was used. The field trial yielded terrific results, as it demonstrated a nine fold increase in the system capacity. Alcatel-Lucent made use of 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal for the trial. 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal makes use of detection techniques and advanced error correcting coding.
According to Alcatel-Lucent, this demonstration showcases the company's commitment to work on innovative technologies of the future. This follows a successful lab experiment conducted recently where 31Tbit/s tranmission over 7200km was achieved by the researchers at Bell Labs (News - Alert). This capacity is far advanced than the ones used in today’s commercial undersea cables.
Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks stated: “This field trial showcased the adaptability of Alcatel-Lucent’s technology to offer carriers a smart evolution path for tuning capacity and performance throughout the life of a system. In combination with high resiliency to potential degradation at higher speeds, our technology offers a cost-effective and flexible networking model to cope with end-users’ service demands.”
Alcatel-Lucent has been putting its advanced fiber technology to good use in various parts of the world. Recently, Bell Labs announced that its new technology can achieve 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) transmission speed over traditional copper cable. Named XG-FAST (News - Alert), this new technology provides gigabit speeds that utilize two pairs of bonded copper line of 30m in length.