Alcatel-Lucent News In Review - November 2015

This month’s Alcatel-Lucent News In Review includes details of a Bell Labs breakthrough to shatter the capacity of optical networks, a new radio interface that reduces costs and delivers high-speed, ultra-broadband access in busy public locations, and a consortium with IBM to improve connectivity in public venues such as sport stadiums which experience high-data traffic. 

Paris, France, November 26, 2015

ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGY SHATTERS CAPACITY LIMITS OF OPTICAL NETWORKS AS THEY PREPARE FOR MASSIVE FUTURE DATA DEMANDS

 
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has made a breakthrough in its ambition to shatter the capacity limits of optical networks as they strive to meet the explosion in traffic expected from 5G and the Internet of Things.
 
According to a study by Bell Labs, telecommunications operators and enterprises are already witnessing network data growth at cumulative annual rates of up to 100 percent. With the promise of 5G wireless technology on the horizon, Bell Labs estimates that, within about a decade there will be an acute need for commercial optical transport systems capable of handling Petabit-per-second capacities.
 
To address this challenge, Bell Labs has revealed anetworking technology that could potentially help operators address this expansion: a real-time space-division multiplexed optical multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO-SDM) system. In world’s-first demonstration, Bell Labs has showcased this technique, which it pioneered, and has the potential to increase today’s 10 to 20 Terabit-per-second fiber capacities to Petabit-per-second capacity. This would be enough capacity to allow two-thirds of the U.S. population to simultaneously stream HD movies over a single optical fiber. In addition, Bell Labs aims to overcome the capacity limitations imposed by the non-linear ‘Shannon limit’ on current optical fiber by using this technique.
 
 

ALCATEL-LUCENT DEPLOYS IP AND 4G LTE TECHNOLOGIES AS PART OF CHINA TELECOM’S CONTINUED EXPANSION OF DATA SERVICES

 
Alcatel-Lucent is to assist China Telecom in meeting booming customer demand for data services by deploying its IP routing and 4G LTE technologies with the operator.
 
Alcatel-Lucent will supply China Telecom with its powerful IP routing technology – including the 7950 XRS IP Core Router and 7750 Service Router -, enabling the expansion of its 4G LTE ultra-broadband wireless network. The 7950 XRS, already in use in Jiangsu province and Shanghai, will manage the increasing traffic in the urban data centers of Beijing – the Chinese capital and one of the world’s most populous cities - as well as the financial hub of Guangzhou. Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 Service Router will also be deployed across seven major provinces. 
 
 
Alcatel-Lucent also announced the expansion of its deployment of 4G LTE technology with China Telecom across 12 provinces of China. In major cities – where population and data demand is at its highest - Alcatel-Lucent is also deploying its Carrier Aggregation capability, a component of the LTE-Advanced standard enabling LTE radios to combine multiple frequency bands to vastly increase data speeds and lower latency. This enables service providers to provide data downloads of up to double speeds today.
 
 

ALCATEL-LUCENT INTRODUCES RADIO INTERFACE TO LOWER POWER CONSUMPTION AND OPERATIONAL COSTS OF MOBILE ULTRA-BROADBAND ACCESS IN PUBLIC LOCATIONS

 
Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new Radio Frequency Module that connects to distributed antenna systems, a wideband low-power LTE interface card which removes the need for bulky radio technology in a public installation. The Alcatel-Lucent DAS RFM provides low-power connectivity, reducing costs by up to 90 percent and improving radio performance. The DAS RFM is a wideband low-power LTE interface card which removes the need for much larger radio technology which previously has to be installed in the same location separately. 
 
The launch of Alcatel-Lucent’s DAS RFM comes at a time of rising use of distributed antenna systems, particularly by mobile providers in the United States and China, as demand grows for high-speed, ultra-broadband access in busy public locations. This new DAS RFM is also vendor neutral (neutral host) and can connect to any vendor’s DAS system which greatly expands the opportunity and options for our customers who are looking to deploy distributed antenna systems.
 
 

ALCATEL-LUCENT TEAMS UP WITH IBM TO BRING SMART IN-BUILDING SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY IN LARGE VENUES

 
Alcatel-Lucent has teamed up with IBM to bring smart in-building solutions to enhance end-user connectivity and quality of experience in high data-traffic environments such as stadiums, manufacturing, hospitals, enterprises, campuses and hotels.
 
According to the consulting firm,  A.T. Kearney, the sports industry generates nearly $700 billion annually, or 1 percent of global GDP. Yet today, few sports and entertainment venues provide even basic connectivity. With this consortium IBM aim to convert the passion of hundreds of millions of sports fans into a transformative sports enterprise business model for innovation and growth.
 
As part of the infrastructure technology team, Alcatel-Lucent will be providing technology such as Passive Optical Networking solutions, wireless networking equipment and services to include small cells, WiFi and other optimization tools and managed services that allow the stadium to have one view of their network to quickly solve problems and ensure the network runs smoothly.
 
You can read more about the consortium on our blog, or you can read IBM’s press release
 

NEWS IN BRIEF

 
Proposed combination of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia moves closer with opening of public exchange offer filed by Nokia (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent’s new small cells - designed and shipping in record time – to bring superior coverage to homes (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent to modernize Orange Romania’s long-haul microwave transport network (press release)
 
UN Climate Deal Will Create Jobs and Growth: Global CEOs Pledge Support for Governments (World Economic Forum press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent and Bytes System Integration speed Cape Town’s digital transformation with delivery of advanced IP routing technology (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent to start construction of ACE undersea cable system’s next phase to improve broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa (press release)
 
Ooredoo Group and Alcatel-Lucent sign five-year frame supply agreement for ultra-broadband IP Transport Networks (Ooredoo press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent’s IP and optical technologies to transform TTCL’s mobile and fixed access networks in Tanzania (press release)
 
Camusat and Alcatel-Lucent Agree to Expand Global Managed Services Reach (Camusat press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent and Burkina Faso to apply cloud networking technology to stimulate economic growth through digital public services (press release)
 
Nuage Networks SDN technology selected for CenturyLink’s network architecture (press release)
 
Nuage Networks and Telefonica Business Solutions complete service chaining proof of concept for large enterprise customers (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent transforms OPT New Caledonia's network with advanced optical transport technology (press release)
 
Alcatel-Lucent expands MotiveSmart™ device interoperability to include ARM mbed Devices (press release)
 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ALCATEL-LUCENT CORPORATE BLOG

 
Broadband to the Stadium: Fan Experience of the Future – Wendy Zajack, Director of Communications for Technology and Portfolio, describes how an IBM consortium including Alcatel-Lucent will usher in a new era of interactive participation for fans in stadiums and at home.
 
Proud Together - A perfect score of 100 puts Alcatel-Lucent on the Climate A-List – Christine Diamente, Head of Brand and Corporate Sustainability, describes how the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) awarded Alcatel-Lucent a score of 100 making the company a member of the CDP Climate A-List.
 

HIGHLIGHT FROM OUR TECHNOLOGY BLOG, TECHZINE 

 
Network transformation for tomorrow’s airports - Marketing manager Hansen Chan discusses how a converged, service-aware, IP/MPLS network improves airport operations.
 

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