Cablevision selects Alca-Lu for transmission network upgrade

6 Jun 2012

Mexican cableco Cablevision has called on Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its transmission network to 100Gbps data speeds with a view to addressing burgeoning demand for data services, including high-definition streaming video and advanced business applications. For the project, Alca-Lu will supply its 100G next-generation coherent technology, supported by the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), which it claims offers exceptional performance, resilience and reliability in existing and ‘greenfield’ optical transmission networks. With the new 100Gbps network enabling Cablevision to move large amounts of traffic and address the rapidly increasing volume of data, the infrastructure will also expand capacity and offer higher service quality while also reducing operating and maintenance costs and lowering power consumption. Commenting on the development, Israel Madiedo, Cablevision’s chief technical officer, said: ‘The high quality broadband services we are deploying in Mexico will help provide substantial benefits in the country – helping to drive economic growth and help bridge the digital divide. In addition to enabling us to expand services and keep costs in check, this deployment in Mexico of 100G technology will help us make our network more environmentally sustainable by reducing energy consumption on the network quite dramatically.’

Mexico, Alcatel-Lucent, Cablevision (Izzi)