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Alcatel-Lucent Revs Up 100G for Telcos

The Internet is going to get faster -- if major players in networking hardware have anything to say about it.

Alcatel-Lucent this week unveiled its new 100 Gb/sec. (also known as 100G) equipment for telcos, enabling them in turn to roll out faster connections to customers. That's the next stage in an ongoing effort to widen the pipes connecting users to the Internet and network nodes to each other, thereby paving the way for a host of exciting new enterprise and consumer applications. CIO Update takes a look at the news.


The race for faster networking speeds hit a major milestone this week as Alcatel-Lucent announced the commercial availability of its 100 gigabits per second equipment for telco service providers.

The Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) solution provides a 100G wavelength using coherent technology that can provide transport for up 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles). The new technology marks the beginning of a new era in Internet transport speeds, raising the bar for available bandwidth and capacity.

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Alcatel-Lucent Debuts 100G Transport Gear