Chorus, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, has selected IP routing technology from Alcatel-Lucent to build the IP core network to deliver ultra-broadband services at greater speeds, offering more customer choices, and creating a path to fiber. The ‘Chorus Accelerate’ program offers customers with an entirely new set of broadband services over both copper and fiber networks.
Chorus will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) to manage the capacity necessary to support high bandwidth broadband services like high definition video and cloud applications. The IP networking gear that is first deployed by an Asia-Pacific telecommunications provider is capable of handling up to 16 Terabits of data per second and supports data flow through ultra high-density 10Gbps and 100Gbps capacities across the network while providing a foundation for 400Gigabit Ethernet as the technology becomes available.
According to Alcatel, the core network router consumes just a single Watt per Gigabit of traffic, delivering a competitive price and an eco-sustainable solution.