Spirit – which provides voice, data and Internet services in the south-eastern United States - deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core network router to support ever-increasing data capacity demands with a high speed Internet supporting 1 gig, 10 gig and 100 gig connectivity. The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 7950 XRS( Extensible Routing System) provides Spirit Communications with the terabyte-speed IP core network necessary for the delivery of lightning-fast, highly scalable and reliable Internet services.
With the deployment, Spirit will turn up its super high-speed Internet service initially in the cities of Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC., and across selected areas of the Carolinas and GA. The 7950 XRS can handle multiple terabits of data per second, fast enough to forward 10 full-length movies in less than a second.
According to Alcatel-Lucent, the 7950 XRS supports extensive IP/optical integration capabilities to reduce overhead costs and provide the agility and programmability needed for Software Defined Networking (SDN).