Alcatel-Lucent has announced that Argentine cable network operator Cablevision will deploy its advanced 100G optical networking solution, which will enable the cableco to increase performance and service speeds to meet the growing demand for video, multimedia and internet applications from its customer base. ‘With Alcatel-Lucent’s solution, we are taking a major step towards providing a highly flexible, future-proof network, scaling up to 100G, to support current and future bandwidth demands with increased efficiencies and reduced time-to-market for new services,’ commented Gabriel Carro, head of Engineering for Cablevision Argentina. The vendor is supplying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) featuring next-generation 100G coherent technology to dramatically improve capacity scalability. Alcatel-Lucent claims this is the first 100G-capable cable TV network deployed in South America. Beyond expanding network capacity, the solution will help Cablevision reduce operating and maintenance costs and lower power consumption.