US telco CenturyLink has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) to meet the growing data and video demands of its nationwide customer base. The introduction of the new software means that CenturyLink now boasts an end-to-end managed IP/MPLS network, while the 7950 XRS is expected to provide the telco with increased speed and capacity.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, August this year saw CenturyLink introduce symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps in 16 cities via fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology. The advanced transmission speeds were made available to residential and business customers in selected areas of the following locations: Denver (Colorado), Las Vegas (Nevada), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), Omaha (Nebraska), Orlando (Florida), Portland (Oregon), Salt Lake City (Utah), Seattle (Washington) and Columbia and Jefferson City (both Missouri). Meanwhile, business-only customers witnessed an upgrade in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Phoenix (Arizona), Sioux Falls (South Dakota), Spokane (Washington) and Tucson (Arizona).