Alcatel Lucent Soci
) has recently teamed up with the Ontario Research and Innovation
Optical Network (ORION) to conduct a field test for 400G
research, education and innovation (RE&I) optical network.
Results of the dedicated research conducted for the first time in
North America were declared on April 7, 2014.
The development aided the company's share prices to gain
nearly 1.3% on April 8. However, the impetus could not be
sustained and the stock closed slightly lower at $3.89 on April
Alcatel Lucent conducted the trial between ORION's Point of
Presence (PoP) in Toronto and New York. The tests revealed the
scope and potential of a 400G network. It also proved that a
solitary 400G signal was powerful enough to aid as many as 6.25
million voice calls that are equivalent to 20,000
ORION is one of the most popular wireline network operators in
Canada. It has an efficient fibre-optic network with 27 PoPs
across Ontario which are also connected to external RE&I and
carrier networks. The network, adept at handling big data, serves
as many as 2 million consumers across Canada.
Alcatel Lucent had deployed its 1830 Photonic Service Switch
PSS in the ORION field test which was powered by the 400G
Photonic Service Engine (PSE). This technology was developed in
the company's state-of-the-art innovation arm - Bell Labs,
headquartered at Murray Hill, NJ.
The successful trial is likely to benefit a large number of
consumers across the world. In Ontario especially, upcoming
researchers and neuroscientists work on big data platforms for
the Brain-CODE project, a program of the Ontario Brain Institute.
The project requires a huge amount of data relating to genetic
imaging and clinical data to be transferred among the personnel
for smooth collaboration between them. The efficient ORION
network is designed to optimally meet these challenging
On April 7, Alcatel Lucent also launched a novel application
for determining and predicting the pattern of energy consumption
and efficiency. The application called G.W.A.T.T. - 'Global 'What
if' Analyzer of NeTwork Energy ConsumpTion' will be utilizing
data obtained from various traffic growth situations and
technology evolution options for optimizing the energy consumed.
It will also significantly cut down on operating costs of
information and communications technology (ICT) which have been
on a rise in recent times, owing to the ongoing surge in data
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