LGS Innovations Dramatically Enhances 100G Optical Network Performance for the U.S. Federal Government
To ease strain on networks and maintain superior performance, the U.S. Federal Government is working with LGS Innovations to integrate higher bandwidth technologies that support 100G (gigabit per second) network capacities.
Designed to address the booming bandwidth demands driven by streaming technology, Web applications, file sharing, and high definition video, 100G solutions from LGS Innovations scale existing networks to 100G without performance degradation, and provide an economically viable platform for new optical networking deployments.
The jump from 10 or 40G to 100G significantly increases transmission speeds, enabling one network fiber to transport 8.8 TB/sec in support of a dramatic increase in the use of high-bandwidth applications in areas as diverse as battlefield medicine, equipment training, VTC, and video surveillance. For example, it only takes one second to transmit a 90-minute HD video using a 100G interface.
To meet the ever-growing demand for these kind of services and applications, government agencies need to be able to continually increase bandwidth, while maintaining exceptional transmission quality and keeping costs in check. LGS Innovations allows its customers to deploy far fewer complex components in their network by reducing the need for regeneration, which is a costly method currently used to extend the reach of optical communications links. Reducing this need offers very substantial cost savings and further decreases the cost to deliver a bit of data.
LGS Innovations and its parent company, Alcatel-Lucent, have taken a leadership position in the industry as the only supplier to offer deployable 100G solutions in both the IP and optics domains. Alcatel-Lucent recently announced a major advance to its global leadership in 100G optical networking by introducing a breakthrough in single-carrier coherent technology that will extend optical signals over distances far greater than has been possible before, even over poor quality fiber. This latest addition to the company’s portfolio addresses the exploding demand for high-bandwidth services like video and fixed and mobile broadband.
A new premium card from Alcatel-Lucent, the 100G eXtended Reach (XR), employs techniques developed at Bell Labs to monitor and maintain the quality of optical signals. The 100G XR card is the first solution on the market capable of substantially extending the range, performance and capacity of 100G optical networks, while cutting building and operating costs. It is offered on the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), the centerpiece of the company’s optical transport portfolio.
The Alcatel-Lucent 100G XR marks a substantial improvement for service providers with specific distance and capacity requirements, being able to transmit a combination of 10G, 40G and 100G rates on different wavelengths of an optical fiber for up to 2,000 kilometers and beyond, providing up to 30 percent increase in reach. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution also offers exceptional performance over poor quality fiber giving service providers the ability to deploy 100G anywhere they want, when they want it, and at a substantial cost savings.
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