Alca-Lu increases FT’s network capacity with Paris-London link

20 Dec 2011

France Telecom-Orange has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) to undertake a capacity upgrade on its fibre-optic network link between Paris and London to meet rising demand for bandwidth. Telecoms News reports that a field trial of a 100 Gigabit per second (100G) connection was put into operation at the end of last November and a second connection is expected to be available by the end of December. Under the trial, Alca-Lu upgraded the telco’s 720km 10Gbps Paris-London connection with 100G next generation technology, including its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).

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