T-Mobile Czech Republic, Alcatel-Lucent Complete 400Gbps Network Trial

T-Mobile Czech Republic, Alcatel-Lucent Complete 400Gbps Network Trial Image Credit: Deutsche Telekom

Alcatel-Lucent and T-Mobile Czech Republic have successfully completed a trial of 400 gigabits-per-second data transmission over an existing network in the Czech Republic, paving the way for new high-speed ultra-broadband services. The first Czech trial of 400G-speed data transport is running on the existing network between Prague and Hradec Králové.

T-Mobile Czech Republic is rolling out mobile broadband services across the country and expects 97% of the local population to be covered by 3G and LTE networks by the end of this year. The trial – over a distance of 320km – is aimed at demonstrating the ability of T-Mobile’s existing network to meet increasing consumer demand for data capacity as well as provide even higher capacity enterprise and wholesale services in future.

The trial used Alcatel-Lucent’s 400G agile optical networking technology over T-Mobile’s existing dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) network infrastructure, demonstrating how optical networks are able to evolve to meet future demands without the need for huge infrastructure investments. For the trial, Alcatel-Lucent used its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) together with the 400G Photonic Service Engine (PSE) over the 320km.

Vladimir Klein, CTO, T-Mobile Czech Republic
Besides our existing commitments, delivering  high-bandwidth access via TeraStream, it’s also key for us to permanently verify new and innovative technology options. We always want to offer our customers the best user experience via technology leadership. Offering the fastest data speeds is a natural part of it. This 400G trial shows how advanced our network already is and that we are able to meet  higher bandwidth needs of our customers in the future.

Alan Ilczyszyn, Territory Sales Manager, Alcatel-Lucent
This is the latest in a number of successful trials using our 400G technology and underlines our leadership in IP networking. These trials show the real application of our 1830 PSS DWDM optical transport network solution in allowing providers to smoothly evolve capacity and grow as their customer demands grow.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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