Spirit Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Terabyte-speed IP Core Network

Spirit Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Terabyte-speed IP Core Network Image Credit: Alcatel Lucent/Flickr

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).

Larry Sims, EVP Engineering & Operations, Spirit Communications
The high density 10GE XMAs, along with new chipsets supporting 400GE, ensure that Spirit is implementing a solution that is efficient today and scalable well into the future for IP peering applications.  In addition, the inherent knowledge of SROS from our 7750 MPLS core allows for reduced OPEX as we transition our internet core to the 7950 XRS platform.

Charles Marsh, President of Americas Sales, Alcatel-Lucent
Spirit Communications has ensured its customers will have the cost effective connectivity, bandwidth and speeds necessary to support HD voice, data and advanced applications and services for years to come.

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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